Library. Two Point Oh.


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Keynote presentation for the Forsyth County (Ga.) Public Libraries Winter Staff Day.

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Library. Two Point Oh.

  1. 1. Library. 2 Point Oh. Cliff Landis Forsyth County Public Libraries Winter Staff Day 12/07/2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>Preacher pic </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Worshipper pic </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The Future </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mandi & Jer </li></ul>
  6. 8. © Jeremy Hanna
  7. 9. © Jeremy Hanna
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  10. 19. <ul><li>Where’s all this “2.0” stuff going? </li></ul>
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  12. 23. Just a little theory…
  13. 25. 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
  14. 26. A little history…
  15. 27. 1.0 <ul><li>Connects Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Built on the author/reader model </li></ul>
  16. 28. 2.0 <ul><li>Connects People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul>
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  19. 31. Some Principles of Library 2.0 <ul><li>The library is everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>The library has no barriers. </li></ul><ul><li>The library invites participation. </li></ul><ul><li>The library uses flexible, best-of-breed systems. </li></ul><ul><li>The library encourages the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>The library is human. </li></ul><ul><li>The library recognizes that its users are human too. </li></ul><ul><li>Harness the library user in both design and implementation of services </li></ul><ul><li>Library users should be able to craft and modify library provided services </li></ul>
  20. 32. In the past… <ul><li>Provided services without asking users what they want </li></ul><ul><li>Made changes without consulting users </li></ul><ul><li>Handed over services (such as the OPAC) to for-profit businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Made users jump through the hoops we created for them </li></ul>
  21. 33. But Now…
  22. 34. 3.0 <ul><li>Connects Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Reannotation of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Top-Down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bottom-Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul></ul>
  23. 35. Order + Chaos =  <ul><li>A place for everything, and everything in its place </li></ul>
  24. 36. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Looks Like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Etsy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Riya </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sounds Like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pandora </li></ul></ul>
  25. 41. 4.0 <ul><li>Connects Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Group/Enterprise minds (tribes) </li></ul><ul><li>Information + people = knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Serendipity </li></ul>
  26. 42. So what should we do? <ul><li>As library workers, how will we respond to these changes? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we keep up? </li></ul>Librarian Stereotype
  27. 43. We must find out what users <ul><li>WANT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help at the point of need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A voice in how things are done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It NOW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It fixed YESTERDAY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High quality information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance finding/using that information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information evaluation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A quiet place to study </li></ul></ul>We must provide BOTH
  28. 44. Keeping Your Perspective
  29. 45. Fear Not!
  30. 46. Baby Steps <ul><li>10-15 minutes a day to learn new things </li></ul><ul><li>One tool at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Limit your information intake </li></ul><ul><li>People are your best source for information </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you learn </li></ul>
  31. 47. Best jumping off point?
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