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Top Trends in Colorado Libraries 2011

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What are the trends in 2011 in Colorado libraries? Join this presentation to find out and bring your own ideas of trends you are seeing. Knowing what other libraries are doing is helpful. Knowing what the trends are across various libraries is even more helpful in understanding our future. Presented by Sharon Morris at the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference, October 2011.

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Top Trends in Colorado Libraries 2011

  1. 1. Top Trends in Colorado Libraries 2011 Sharon Morris CAL Conference October 15, 2011
  2. 2. Trend1. The general direction in which something tends to move.2. A general tendency or inclination.3. Current style; vogue: the latest trend in fashion.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition ©2000 Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.
  3. 3. Fad A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, FourthEdition ©2000 Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.
  4. 4. + Prospector
  5. 5. School Libraries
  6. 6. Mobile
  7. 7. Eee…
  8. 8. EE-booksE-contentE-publishingE-searchE- training
  9. 9. Role of the library?•Literacy•Community Center•Community Leader•Broadband Anchor Institution•Workforce & Economic DevelopmentSupport•Third Place – Meeting Space•Learning Place (inc instruction)•Creative Space•One Stop Shop•“Center for Public Happiness” JohnCotton Dana
  10. 10. Family Literacy
  11. 11. Community
  12. 12. Public Computer Centers
  13. 13. Public Computer Centers
  14. 14. Future Glance - Language Library as verbTransliteracy Value Innovation
  15. 15. Glance Forward – Driving Forces Policy Influences User & Community Needs & Interests New Technology
  16. 16. Your Thoughts?

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