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Freak Out, Geek Out, or Seek Out: Emerging Trends, Transformations and Change in Libraries

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Freak Out, Geek Out, or Seek Out: Emerging Trends, Transformations and Change in Libraries

  1. 1. Freak Out, Geek Out, or Seek Out: Trends, Transformations, & Change in Libraries David Lee King Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library davidleeking.com
  2. 2. http://flickr.com/photos/simplearts/501346927/
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlgeek/29078014/
  4. 4. What has Changed? http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/2621358221/
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sir_mervs/2691990934/ Competition
  6. 6. ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/45688285@N00/46323500/
  7. 7. ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjamingolub/3059525763/
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rkleine/3567189079/
  9. 9. the big G
  10. 10. what can i do with my cell phone?
  11. 11. why is this important? http://flickr.com/photos/gaetanlee/118885175/
  12. 12. 1970’s: adapting to OPACs
  13. 13. 1980’s: The PC takes off…
  14. 14. 1990’s: Internet Appears
  15. 15. 2004: “Web 2.0” coined
  16. 16. Web 2.0 Church 2.0 Music 2.0 Law 2.0 Advertising 2.0 Business 2.0 Library 2.0
  17. 17. multimedia public real time social The Emerging Web is... 2-way mobile decentralized
  18. 18. real time
  19. 19. multimedia
  20. 20. multimedia
  21. 21. social
  22. 22. public http://www.flickr.com/photos/sreejithk2000/2385193167/
  23. 23. mobile
  24. 24. decentralized
  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/civisi/2611679744/ 2-way
  26. 26. Tagging RSS Readers Commenting RSS Glue of Web 2.0 User- Generated Friending Content Mashups Web as Platform
  27. 27. 1. RSS • Does 2 things: • subscribe to other websites that have RSS feeds (aka syndication) • create content in one place, but display it in another place • any content - text, photos, audio, video
  28. 28. RSS
  29. 29. 2. RSS Feed Readers
  30. 30. 3. Tagging, or Folksonomies • Categorizing the web • Choose personal keywords • Browseable and searchable • web 2.0 uses tagging
  31. 31. 4. Leaving Comments • one-on-one in the past • maybe a letter? • Here’s what it can be now
  32. 32. conversation
  33. 33. 29 comments!
  34. 34. On a Director’s Blog!!!
  35. 35. 5. User-Supplied Content • web 2.0 doesn’t exist without user generated content • most web 2.0 sites feature “my stuff” • text • photos • videos
  36. 36. 6. Web as Platform • web-based software • a platform that allows people to interact • not the usual “here’s the info about my organization” • email is a good example
  37. 37. 7. Mashups • From Wikipedia: “A mashup is a website or web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience.” • Usually via an API, RSS feed, or JavaScript
  38. 38. 8. Friending • Buddies, friends, contacts, followers • Linking to friends or contacts • sharing content • trusted buddy list
  39. 39. What’s Topeka Doing?
  40. 40. What’s a Digital Branch? • All services will be both physical and digital • We’ll use the web to build unique stuff • to some, the digital branch will be the only branch We’re running two libraries!
  41. 41. Community Manager Scans Horizon Executive Editor Digital Branch Manager Long Range Planner Evangelist Manager Answers Tough Questions
  42. 42. “Information Superhighway?” “Virtual Reality?”
  43. 43. community conversation connections participation invitations user-generated sharing it’s a small world adding “my” thoughts
  44. 44. Content
  45. 45. content
  46. 46. Content
  47. 47. Content
  48. 48. Content
  49. 49. Content
  50. 50. RSS
  51. 51. Media
  52. 52. content creator • librarian • library staff • all staff assigned to help out • trained and released
  53. 53. multimedia content creator • we bought cameras and camcorders • i’m training staff of how to use them • we encourage it • we give time for it
  54. 54. Community
  55. 55. Entryways
  56. 56. conversation • more than content • conversations taking place • ref desk • comments • patron generated content
  57. 57. in the website
  58. 58. in the website
  59. 59. in the website
  60. 60. in the website
  61. 61. outside the website
  62. 62. outside the website
  63. 63. outside the website
  64. 64. outside the website
  65. 65. outside the website
  66. 66. video http://flickr.com/photos/psilver/2572105282/
  67. 67. video
  68. 68. video
  69. 69. tracking conversation • summize • google alerts • others • keyword searches • answer and comment when it makes sense! • pass it on to staff
  70. 70. Community
  71. 71. Community
  72. 72. other libraries • comments in catalog • librarything for libraries tagging • forums?
  73. 73. Goals
  74. 74. Sharing Content Our Stories Community
  75. 75. Telling our Story
  76. 76. story means • more than the facts • being a reporter... or an editorialist • blogging! • sharing - our favorite recipes • our trip to spain • and surrounding it with our stuff (books)
  77. 77. Why Pay Attention to these changes?
  78. 78. 1. The rest of the world is already there http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2222523486/
  79. 79. 2. You can be the example http://www.flickr.com/photos/13933408@N06/2197666469/
  80. 80. Lester Public Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates 130000 items per Library is Public library. This library is is the central facility. for the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates Lester Public Library is a library serves a population of 13000 residentsfor the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates the central facility Lester Public year. Thea library serves a population 130000 items per year. ThePublic library. This library of 13000 residents . 130000 items per year. The library serves a population of 13000 residents .
  81. 81. Lester Public Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates 130000 items per Library is Public library. This library is is the central facility. for the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates Lester Public Library is a library serves a population of 13000 residentsfor the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates the central facility Lester Public year. Thea library serves a population 130000 items per year. ThePublic library. This library of 13000 residents . 130000 items per year. The library serves a population of 13000 residents .
  82. 82. Lester Public Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates 130000 items per Library is Public library. This library is is the central facility. for the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates Lester Public Library is a library serves a population of 13000 residentsfor the library system that serves Two Rivers, WI. The collection of the library contains 70000 volumes. The library circulates the central facility Lester Public year. Thea library serves a population 130000 items per year. ThePublic library. This library of 13000 residents . 130000 items per year. The library serves a population of 13000 residents .
  83. 83. 3. Connect with your community http://flickr.com/photos/fcpl/2275150197/
  84. 84. 4. community pulse http://flickr.com/photos/davemorris/59066078/
  85. 85. http://flickr.com/photos/pinkpooch/894503710/ 5. You set the pace
  86. 86. be relevant http://flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/459207903/
  87. 87. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fling93/115162765/
  88. 88. 101%
  89. 89. communic communication communicatio ommunicationcommunicat mmunication communication mmunication communication ommunication communication ommunication
  90. 90. Gauge your staff http://flickr.com/photos/imagezen/150337240/
  91. 91. find staff interests • match with goals you already have • give it to the best fit - might be IT, might be circ staff • Help translate from 1.0 to 2.0
  92. 92. Find Champions
  93. 93. Training & Trust (insert cool Spiderman pic here... )
  94. 94. Finding Time
  95. 95. Changing focus • Finding time vs willingness and priority • You have to want to change • change job
  96. 96. read watch listen
  97. 97. Schedule your time
  98. 98. Granting time • give time - for reading, playing, learning, creating • send staff to formal training • practical training for staff - teach what's relevant to your staff and library • buy books for training
  99. 99. Tips for Change Agents Nicholas Morgan, Fast Company
  100. 100. be open to data at the start
  101. 101. network like crazy
  102. 102. Document...
  103. 103. Take Senior Management Along
  104. 104. No Fear!
  105. 105. lifelong learner
  106. 106. Laugh when it hurts
  107. 107. understand it first...
  108. 108. Finish what you start
  109. 109. This is not your library
  110. 110. This is your library
  111. 111. Thanks! davidleeking.com

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