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Spaces and places - transforming the public library

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Changing the face of the public library - technology and design

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Spaces and places - transforming the public library

  1. 1. SPACES AND PLACES MINDSHIFTS, MAKEOVERS AND MAGIC THE SHAPE SHIFTING TECH RE-INVENTING THE LIBRARY Liz McGettigan BA MCILIP ACMI FRSA Director of Digital Library Experiences SOLUS @lizmcgettigan liz@sol.us
  2. 2. QUESTIONS • What is really essential about libraries and librarians, today and tomorrow? • How do we balance the best of the virtual and physical worlds? • What mindshifts do we need to make? • What makeovers? • How do we add the magic?
  3. 3. We’re all in favour of them and get a warm, fuzzy feeling about them. But saying how much we adore them doesn’t protect bamboo-munchers or libraries from extinction. LIBRARIES ARE LIKE PANDAS
  4. 4. What have you got for me in a year’s time?
  5. 5. INTERACTIVITY
  6. 6. GROUP, INTERACTIVE, VISUAL, COLLABORATIVE CONTRIBUTIVE
  7. 7. TOUCH, CONTRIBUTE, LEARN
  8. 8. SOME SHAPE-SHIFTING TECH THAT is already DISRUPTING OUR LIBRARIES
  9. 9. MOBILE
  10. 10. MULTIFUNCTIONAL SELF SERVICE
  11. 11. INTERACTING WITH CUSTOMERS ON THE FLOOR
  12. 12. 3D PRINTING
  13. 13. SOME SHAPE-SHIFTING SPACECHANGERS THAT are reinventing OUR LIBRARES
  14. 14. THE DRIVE-IN LIBRARY
  15. 15. Spaces for young people
  16. 16. The new people’s network
  17. 17. DISCOVER, BORROW, SHARE
  18. 18. DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED

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