Challenges - Helene Blowers:• Will libraries be part of the digital world circulating materials?• How sure are we that vendors will let us in?• What does a non-circulating library look like?• Are we asking the right questions? Beyond the Book Summit Columbus Metropolitan Library June 2010
Trends• Time to adoption: One Year or Less• Electronic Books• Mobiles• Time to adoption: Two to Three Years• Augmented Reality• Game-based Learning• Time to adoption: Four to Five Years• Gesture-based Computing• Learning Analytics
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Create useful Lists for other users, or just record your favourite(or least favourite) books, movies, artists/bands,websites and more!
Encourages staff to be part of the community• Adding content• Making lists• Identified as staff content• Blogging capability• Easily highlight library events
"I believe our investment inBiblioCommons is the single mostimportant thing the Library has done toadvance our digital strategy and definea new broader role for libraries online.It is the first step toward puttinglibraries at the center of how peoplefind, manage, discuss, and engage withmedia content of all kinds in anincreasingly electronic age."Micah MayDirector of Strategy, New York Public Library
IFLA is the trusted global voice of the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all Ingrid ParentIFLA President 2011-2013 Presidential Theme Libraries: a Force for Change
IFLA is:• an international NGO established in 1927 and based in The Hague• member based• the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users• over 1,500 Members in 151 countries.IFLA’s purpose:• Promote high standards of provision and delivery of library & information services.• Encourage widespread understanding of the value of good library & information services.• Represent the interests of our members throughout the world.
Why is IFLA important?IFLA is working on one of the most important policy issuescurrently affecting our profession - copyright limitations andexceptions for libraries:• Working with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to gain support for a binding international instrument on copyright limitations and exceptions to enable libraries to preserve their collections, support education and research, and lend materials.• IFLA has produced a Treaty proposal to guide WIPOs Member States in updating limitations and exceptions for libraries worldwide.http://www.ifla.org/en/copyright-tlib
IFLA’s core values:In pursuing its aims/strategic directions, IFLA embraces thefollowing core values:• The principles of freedom of access to information, ideas and works of imagination and freedom of expression embodied in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.• The belief that people, communities and organisations need universal and equitable access to information, ideas and works of imagination for their social, educational, cultural, democratic and economic well-being.• The conviction that delivery of high quality library and information services helps to guarantee that access.• The commitment to enable all members of the Federation to engage in, and benefit from, its activities without regard to citizenship, disability, ethnic origin, gender, geographical location, language, political philosophy, race or religion
Strategic Plan 2010-20151. Empowering libraries to enable their user communities to have equitable access to information2. Building the strategic capacity of IFLA and that of its members3. Transforming the profile and standing of the profession4. Representing the interests of IFLA’s members and theirusers throughout the world.
But what’s in it for me?• Celebrate that our profession is international – we share the same values and passions• Enjoy amazing learning opportunities• Contribute to and be part of the Big Picture• Make your mark - IFLA is like ALIA and NSW Metropolitan Libraries Section – it is made up of individuals• Public Libraries Section, Metropolitan Libraries Section…and much more
My experience with IFLA• Metropolitan Libraries Section – Member 2003 - – Chair 2009 – 11• Governing Board Member 2011 – 14 • Vision Report – Libraries and the digital environment • Leadership program • Finance sub committee • President elect’s theme Strong Libraries for Equal and Innovative Societies
Join us at the World Library and Information Congress 2012 - Helsinki 2013 - Singapore 2014 – Europe (TBA)
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