Notes submitted by Marlene, Matthew & AmandaPhotos submitted by Amanda
Computers in Libraries 2012 (a few highlights anyway) Keynote by Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum & Library Sciences Creative Ideas, Insights &Trends: Innovation to Go Redesigning Reference Models And more…
Creating Innovative Libraries (keynote by Susan Hildreth) Hildreth described the process of creating a strategic plan for her organization including the following goals… – Learning – Community – Content – Equitable Access to Knowledge – Public Management Excellence(We can use these goals too)
Goals in depth… Learning – Move libraries from “nice to have” to “NEED to have”--to have democratic society. – DIY & maker culture very important in libraries today – Prepare users to be “full participants in their local community and our global society” Community – Libraries must be strong community anchors – We must build digitally inclusive communities – Foster Civic engagement and create cultural opportunities
Content – Libraries must emphasize good stewardship of materials – Enable users to connect to collections – Users must create content Equitable Access to Knowledge – Sustain/increase user access to information and new ideas – In case of ILMS leading to creation of Public Management Excellence – Strategic alignment of resources and prudent risk taking
She insists the in 21st century libraries, users must be able to create content at the library! We must engage learners and go to communities (embedded approach).
Creative Ideas, Insights & Trends: Innovation to Go (presented by Chris Olson and Barbara Ferry)“Be the innovative sandbox for your organization”
See what others are doing. Use other industries for inspiration! Google: “2012 innovations in…” (foodservice, hotels, car rentals--don’t do the obvious…like schools)
Sometimes when you think you’re adding value, you aren’t. There is such a thing as overload!
“If you don’t know what you want to happen, there’s aslim change that you will get there.” You must have a vision!
Sites worth checking out trendwatching.com libraryinnovation.org trendreports.com anythinklibraries.org
Redesigning Reference Models(presented by Melissa Gold, Greg Szczyrbak, & Erin Dorney) Don’t call it “reference”— students don’t know what that means. Call it research help!
Meet them wherever theyare (texting, Facebook, inperson, outside the library…)—don’t just rely on one method ortech tool.
Be an expert about something on campus--doesnt matter what. Get out of the library.
Why do we hold new ideas to a higher assessmentstandard than old ideas?
Enrich existing programs oncampus--even if the librarys not already involved. Be proactive.
A few other good ideasCheck content acrossmultiple browsers toensure they see what you see. Social media isn’t optional anymore.
Approach activities at your organization as if you were anextraterrestrial space auditor.Think bigStart smallMove fast
…and avoid this scenario at all costs Proposed: “Build an online collection of 10 million portraits of citizens and their stories… Build a community around this initiative to fuelengagement with natural history, biography, and artistic creativity…”Adopted: “Do a web site about family portraits.”
3 Days, 3 Keynotes, 6 tracks & 15 sessions later…..I returned from this year’s CIL conference with a pad full of notes and renewed conviction that Berkeley College Librarians are on the frontier, having already incorporated so many of the tools and techniques presented.- Marlene
From my notes:O Create a ‘fix it team’ to study and resolve - problems encountered, behaviors observed, questions repeated, complaints and incorporate cool stuff.O The fuzzy front end of capturing ideas and opportunity. Capture tools: Evernote – Springpad – Poll Everywhere – YammerO Library Camp developed especially for Faculty, Adjuncts, Departments, New Starts, Alumni, and other possibilities. Or PodCamp?O Omeka, the free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Berkeley’s History?
Notes continued…O Using QR codes to attach the physical to the virtual [for ideas see: http://qrinlibs.blogspot.com/& http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=QR_CodesO For thought. The library’s impact on the individual… not the institution. Creating learner centered, empowering and engaging experiences that motivate, stimulate curiosity and cause further self-directed actions.O A College/Library Repository or Scholarly commons may include: presentations, newsletters, research guides, special collections, institutional materials, handbooks, press releases, student organizations, other?O Impressive interactive teaching tools are linked to many of the Capitals monuments, memorials and archives http://docsteach.org/activities/5276/detail?mode=browse&menu=closed&era=the-
Notes continued…O Attending a conference is a professionally rewarding experience. In addition to socializing with colleagues from other institutions and a paid trip to an exciting locale, you have the opportunity to see presenters in action; learning what works and falls short of audience expectation. If you go to a conference or workshop this year make it a practice to return with the plan to initiate at least one new idea. I’m already plotting ways to get started on many of the items above.
1.Learn to dream big when it comes to Digital Initiatives• Several sessions gave me more confirmation that technologyshould be one of our BIG priorities. From these sessions I havesome ideas for future events & initiatives•Tech petting zoo- Have people bring in their favorite tech gadget andshowcase it. Great way to have people be interactive with technology & beexposed to different technologies.•Dreaming big- Create MORE opportunities that lendthemselves to thinking about technology in the library Examples: Think tanks, surveys, committees.
2. We need to find new ways to capture ideas & DO something with them. How can we Capture?•Solution-Idea book- carry a small book with you & write down ideas so youdon’t lose them.•Keep an idea book at the ref. desk for anyone to use.•Create polls for both librarians and patrons to fill out. How can we do something with these ideas?•Berkeley Librarians can save their ideas by putting it on our Library Buzzbucket list•Analyze our reference stats. Taking these stats and create solutions and/orlook for patterns and FAQs.•Keep the captured ideas separate from your to-do list.
3. Our users are creators- we need to provide more opportunities for them to create What kind of opportunities? •Digital Media Labs are becoming popular in libraries.(how can we do this?)Provide programs such as 23 things, how to use a flip camera, using FREEweb 2.0 tools , Librarians can create more how-to videos for thesetechnologies.•Weekly trivia/brain busters• Create question, quote, picture, and/or library user of the week.
4. How can we make our collection more user friendly but stay academic at the same time?•Better Signage- Better signage in the stacks, on our displays, by the copier& Printers and on the desks.•More visual promotion of our services & collection•Easier lingo- Get rid of the name reference desk and/or informationcommons- students don’t know what that is.•Re-think how we organize our Video Collection- Perhaps we should considerthe Barnes & Noble type grouping by subject rather than Dewey? We wouldprobably see an increase in older entertainment titles circulating.
The Keynotes and many of the conference session PowerPoint’s have been posted at:http://www.infotoday.com/cil2012/P