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Priscilla's library service innovation


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Presentation given to the COFHE Southern Circle Library Assistants training day 2010

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Priscilla's library service innovation

  1. 1. Library innovation and promotion on a budget<br />Think digital and free with the VLE<br />By Priscilla Cook<br />Totton College Library<br />
  2. 2. Act I<br />
  3. 3. College libraries today are exploring uncharted territories<br />
  4. 4. Library assistants face challenges from reduced budgets and the digital natives<br />
  5. 5. Digital natives demand access to resources online ‘24/7’<br />
  6. 6. Finding a perch on the VLE ensures future exploration of the library jungle<br />
  7. 7. Map the library onto the VLE to guide the digital natives through the jungle<br />
  8. 8. Act II Scene 1<br />
  9. 9. Without ‘one click’ access to resources the library will find itself off the beaten track<br />
  10. 10. Get the library ‘brand’ on every course page on the VLE <br />
  11. 11. One click to the library – add a searchable OPAC box<br />
  12. 12. Help to entrench the library within the college<br />
  13. 13. Act II Scene 2<br />
  14. 14. Using the VLE for resources is free and increases library visibility in the college<br />
  15. 15. Funding cuts are all around and are likely to bite within the next 12 months<br />
  16. 16. There are already hundreds of free toolsavailable<br />
  17. 17. Act II Scene 3<br />
  18. 18. If library assistants want to stay alive in the jungle they need the kit to survive<br />
  19. 19. Act III<br />
  20. 20. Will the library keep pace with the digital natives?<br />
  21. 21. Think digital and free with the VLE<br />
  22. 22. Discussion Point 1<br />How does information flow in your organization?<br />Identify the blockers to communication in your organization<br />Can you do anything to improve the flow?<br />
  23. 23. Discussion Point 2<br />How developed is your organization’s Virtual Learning Environment?<br />What is the library’s position on it?<br />Can you do anything to improve this?<br />