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May 2015
Bonisteel Library
5 year program review
Jim Gourley
01
Bonisteel
Library
Academic: Seabury!
Music: Fennell!
Archives
Bonisteel Library Strengths
Library staff are accessible, helpful,
knowledgeable, and passionate in supporting
our communi...
Bonisteel Library Strengths
The library is housed in a beautiful space that
is welcoming, comfortable, and
multifunctional...
Bonisteel Library Strengths
An abundance of diverse content and
resources in multiple formats are available to
meet academ...
01
Jim Gourley
Bonisteel Library Strengths
Information literacy skills (were) formally
taught within the school’s curriculum in
addition ...
Background Distractions
Is it the end of libraries as we know them?!
Where is change taking us?!
Do people still value the...
01
Jim Gourley
Google / Amazon!
-vs- !
Library Information Systems
“Libraries must recognize that they are increasingly not
at the center...
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/design/2014/04/the_future_of_the_library_how_they_ll_evolve_for_the_digital_age.single....
Need to meet (EXCEED)
EXPECTATIONS
“Information absorption is a cultural and
social process of engaging with the
constantly changing world around us.”p. 47 !...
Jim Gourley
USER Experience Expectations
A user wants an experience that is of high
quality, consistent, and robust regardless of the
...
Access Expectations
!
People expect to be able to access information so
they can work, learn, and study whenever and
where...
Ultimately, we want to
Frame our library story !
—the library is a place for innovation,
service, and leadership
ImproveTechnical Infrastructure &
Content Management
Increase and improve access and
discovery opportunities
Increase and improve
collaboration and learning
Increase and improve the library’s
visibility and usability
as the place for innovation, service, and leadership
ImproveTechnical Infrastructure &
Content Management
Provide a better ILS ( integrated library
system, also known as a lib...
01(Current Interface)
Increase and improve access and
discovery opportunities
Discovery services:!
“Google-like one-box search allows users/stud...
Increase and improve access and
discovery opportunities
EXAMPLE:!
EBSCO Discovery System interface — combines the library
...
Increase and improve access and
discovery opportunities
Integrated Discovery services,!
Digital collections and online res...
Increase and improve collaboration
and learning
Model social media digital tools and apps!
Curation strategies and techniq...
LibGuides
Diigo
Pinterest
Increase and improve collaboration
and learning
Meet with core courses and embed instruction!
Provide online tutorials/cou...
Increase and improve collaboration
and learning
Embed a librarian in the 101 experience !
Strengthen service points with i...
Increase and improve the library’s
visibility and usability
Improve online presence (ILS/homepage)!
Create archive finding ...
Increase and improve the library’s
visibility and usability
Use school network & social media to make
resources/tools visi...
01
Summer Camp
Support as a public library!
Popular/recreational
reading needs!
Continue camp-site
visitations!
Support IC...
Skilled & Engaged Staff
Practice role as connector, collaborator, curator, hacker!
Evaluate long-held rules !
Understand r...
01
Jim Gourley
Ultimately…the library will be
!
— the place for innovation, service, and
leadership
Questions?
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  1. 1. May 2015 Bonisteel Library 5 year program review Jim Gourley
  2. 2. 01 Bonisteel Library Academic: Seabury! Music: Fennell! Archives
  3. 3. Bonisteel Library Strengths Library staff are accessible, helpful, knowledgeable, and passionate in supporting our community with their information needs (7 days a week).
  4. 4. Bonisteel Library Strengths The library is housed in a beautiful space that is welcoming, comfortable, and multifunctional AND used by our community for research/study, meetings, gatherings, listening centers, and socializing.
  5. 5. Bonisteel Library Strengths An abundance of diverse content and resources in multiple formats are available to meet academic, artistic, and recreational needs at the high school and college level.
  6. 6. 01 Jim Gourley
  7. 7. Bonisteel Library Strengths Information literacy skills (were) formally taught within the school’s curriculum in addition to informal individualized instruction when requested.
  8. 8. Background Distractions Is it the end of libraries as we know them?! Where is change taking us?! Do people still value the book/library?
  9. 9. 01 Jim Gourley
  10. 10. Google / Amazon! -vs- ! Library Information Systems “Libraries must recognize that they are increasingly not at the center of information seeking behaviors of Internet users.”! (Stephen Abram)!
  11. 11. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/design/2014/04/the_future_of_the_library_how_they_ll_evolve_for_the_digital_age.single.html
  12. 12. Need to meet (EXCEED) EXPECTATIONS
  13. 13. “Information absorption is a cultural and social process of engaging with the constantly changing world around us.”p. 47 ! Thomas, D., & Brown, J. S. (2011). A new culture of learning: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change (Vol. 219). Lexington, KY: CreateSpace.
  14. 14. Jim Gourley
  15. 15. USER Experience Expectations A user wants an experience that is of high quality, consistent, and robust regardless of the user’s location, access method, or objective.
  16. 16. Access Expectations ! People expect to be able to access information so they can work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to…! (Horizon Report 2010)! !
  17. 17. Ultimately, we want to Frame our library story ! —the library is a place for innovation, service, and leadership
  18. 18. ImproveTechnical Infrastructure & Content Management
  19. 19. Increase and improve access and discovery opportunities
  20. 20. Increase and improve collaboration and learning
  21. 21. Increase and improve the library’s visibility and usability as the place for innovation, service, and leadership
  22. 22. ImproveTechnical Infrastructure & Content Management Provide a better ILS ( integrated library system, also known as a library management system (LMS) (online presence)! Collaborate with service & education providers and our users/stakeholders—IT, marketing, faculty, students
  23. 23. 01(Current Interface)
  24. 24. Increase and improve access and discovery opportunities Discovery services:! “Google-like one-box search allows users/students to quickly access full collection across multiple silos and brands— potentially maximizing use of all digital content: ebooks, journal articles, media and more.! BUT search results can be huge, so users need to be able to cleverly use filters and descriptors.! —Google your collection”! (Joyce Valenza)
  25. 25. Increase and improve access and discovery opportunities EXAMPLE:! EBSCO Discovery System interface — combines the library catalog, full-text articles, article databases, and other resources.
  26. 26. Increase and improve access and discovery opportunities Integrated Discovery services,! Digital collections and online resource access,! Licensed and local digital content access, ! Mobile device access,! User-friendly homepage access, ! Search engine optimization (create points of access that make our resources discoverable)
  27. 27. Increase and improve collaboration and learning Model social media digital tools and apps! Curation strategies and techniques
  28. 28. LibGuides
  29. 29. Diigo
  30. 30. Pinterest
  31. 31. Increase and improve collaboration and learning Meet with core courses and embed instruction! Provide online tutorials/courses (not just stand-alones— embedded in courses/context)! Use counselors’ model—personal librarian for students! Practice nimble methods (classroom, one-on-one, desk service, chat, google hangout, tip-a-day) ! Provide with the capacity & disposition to learn in small, quick doses.
  32. 32. Increase and improve collaboration and learning Embed a librarian in the 101 experience ! Strengthen service points with instruction (finding/selecting a book on the shelf, checking out a zoom camera, using classroom technology)! Meet the info lit needs of our global nomads/changing student population w/in a context (scope and sequence)! Offer regular training programs on e-research and digital curation to assist faculty and students in understanding e-research issues ! Collaborate and support new courses & school-wide themes (e.g., light, one- book)! Advocate and lead the ethical use of information in the school
  33. 33. Increase and improve the library’s visibility and usability Improve online presence (ILS/homepage)! Create archive finding aides! Support the life cycle for digital content including collection, storage, management, access, sharing, and long term preservation (following copyright)! Explore more streaming options
  34. 34. Increase and improve the library’s visibility and usability Use school network & social media to make resources/tools visible and known (ASPEN, google +, tumblr, etc)! Use TV monitors/displays! Optimize mobile apps to make reviews, awards, audio, etc visible
  35. 35. 01 Summer Camp Support as a public library! Popular/recreational reading needs! Continue camp-site visitations! Support ICCA! Mentor interns
  36. 36. Skilled & Engaged Staff Practice role as connector, collaborator, curator, hacker! Evaluate long-held rules ! Understand reading and information seeking in a connected world! Are skilled in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data! Adopt a discovery-oriented outlook toward spaces, services, and programming. ! Are proactive to gain training (PD) for flexible, agile technical skills & services (forefront in supporting student/staff needs)
  37. 37. 01 Jim Gourley
  38. 38. Ultimately…the library will be ! — the place for innovation, service, and leadership
  39. 39. Questions?

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