Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries

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This presentation was the very first keynote address for inaugural RA in a Half Day at Surrey Central Library for the British Columbia Library Association.

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Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries

  1. 1. LIBRARIES ARE AWESOME! COMMUNITY BUILDING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES PRESENTED AT SURREY CENTRAL LIBRARY OCTOBER 24, 2012 SEAN CRANBURY, BOOKS ON THE RADIO PROJECTS SEAN AT BOOKSONTHERADIO DOT CA @SEANCRANBURY | @BOOKSONTHERADIO
  2. 2. THIS IS A LIBRARY
  3. 3. TOOLS OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
  4. 4. CONNECTING COMMUNITIES ELECTRONICALLY
  5. 5. BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
  6. 6. THINGS TO THINK ABOUT TODAY•  LIBRARIES ARE COMMUNITY HUBS•  THE INTERNET IS OUR FRIEND•  LIBRARIES BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER•  LIBRARIES CONNECT PEOPLE GLOBALLY•  WE CAN MEASURE INTERACTIONS•  INNOVATION IS ALREADY HAPPENING•  RELEVANT NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE
  7. 7. THE INTERNET: OUR FRIEND
  8. 8. SHARING OPENLY
  9. 9. CONNECTING LOCALLY
  10. 10. BEING PRESENT DIGITALLY
  11. 11. MY EXPERIENCE BUILDING COMMUNITIES ONLINE
  12. 12. CONNECTED ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
  13. 13. CREATING VIRAL COMMUNITIES
  14. 14. COLLABORATING GLOBALLY
  15. 15. BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
  16. 16. SHARING GLOBALLY IN REAL TIME AND ARCHIVING FOR POSTERITY
  17. 17. DOCUMENTING THE COMMUNITY
  18. 18. SUPPORTING LOCAL WRITERS
  19. 19. CROSSING BOUNDARIES
  20. 20. NEVER LEAVE EMPTY HANDED
  21. 21. LIBRARIES CAN DO ALL OF THIS•  YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES•  YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE•  YOU HAVE THE LOCATION (!!!!!)•  YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE WORLD•  YOU CAN MEASURE YOUR INNOVATION•  ACTION + INTERACTION = RELEVANCE•  THE WEB LOVES YOU ALREADY
  22. 22. BRING ON THE DISCUSSION
  23. 23. LEAD BY EXAMPLE
  24. 24. SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION
  25. 25. THANK YOUMY NAME IS SEAN CRANBURYYOU CAN FIND ME LIVING IN VANCOUVER.YOU CAN FIND ME ON THE INTERNETS, TOO.SEAN AT BOOKSONTHERADIO DOT CA@SEANCRANBURY | 778-987-8774

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