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    1. 1. The Future of Libraries A presentation for the Alamogordo Public Library By Jenna Kammer, MLS Instructor of Library & Information Science NMSU-Alamogordo Jan, 2008
    2. 2. The Evolution of Information
    3. 4. The History of the Future of Libraries
    4. 5. 1880’s Dewey writes about “a universal catalog that would include citations to the holdings of the country’s--and ideally all-- libraries”
    5. 6. 1940’s “ The Memex” was the future of information retrieval.
    6. 7. Pre-1950’s <ul><li>Librarians introduced reference by phone and mail. </li></ul>
    7. 8. 1960’s The Library of the future included a Univac Computer and learning resource center
    8. 9. 1990’s Librarians start discussion about how the Internet will affect information delivery.
    9. 10. How do we predict the future of libraries?
    10. 11. First, we look at library values…. <ul><li>Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Rationalism </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul>
    11. 12. … .first we look at library values Then connect that with societal trends <ul><li>Things that used to be done in public are now done online </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses are becoming a “destination of choice” </li></ul>
    12. 13. … .First, we look at library values ….Then connect that with societal trends Finally, look at the next generations <ul><li>52% of young adults read for fun </li></ul><ul><li>13% of Gen Y went to the library this year </li></ul><ul><li>58% of Gen Y turns to the Internet first </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y will ask an expert over a librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/Students prefer online resources </li></ul><ul><li>92% believe libraries will still be needed in the future </li></ul>
    13. 14. The Contemporary Library
    14. 15. Online Catalog
    15. 16. Electronic Databases
    16. 17. Chat and Email Reference
    17. 18. Circulating Technology
    18. 19. Social Computing
    19. 20. Self-Checkout
    20. 21. Inter-Library Loan
    21. 22. E-Books
    22. 23. Library Cafes
    23. 24. The Library of the Future
    24. 25. Future Reference…. <ul><li>Uses collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between experts and librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increases web presence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual World Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen/Document sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff is trained in technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Roving “wired” support staff </li></ul><ul><li>“ On Call” reference </li></ul>
    25. 26. Future Patron <ul><li>The “invisible patron” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The patron that uses the library, but never comes in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses the library’s e-resources IN the library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>24/7 patron </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The patron who uses the library at 2am. </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. Future Collections <ul><li>Downloadable media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-books (Kindle subscriptions?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music (iTunes subscriptions?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movies (Netflix subscriptions?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology for check-out </li></ul>
    27. 28. Will the Kindle be the future of books?
    28. 29. Future Library Catalog <ul><li>Simple interface </li></ul><ul><li>Results ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Full-text searching of all holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Spell-checking </li></ul><ul><li>Patron-placed ILL’s </li></ul><ul><li>Patron & Professional reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Queue system </li></ul>
    29. 30. Future Buildings <ul><li>“ Library as Place” </li></ul><ul><li>User-controlled environment </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning Laboratory” </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond bricks and mortar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual world libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital libraries </li></ul></ul>
    30. 31. … .the patrons will decide the future of libraries.
    31. 32. Resources <ul><li>Bromberg, Peter (2006, October 3). Library as Place . Message posted to the Library Garden blog: http :// </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, Vannevar (July 1945). As We May Think . Retrieved Jan 1, 2008, from The Atlantic Website: http://www.theatlantic. com/doc/194507/bush </li></ul><ul><li>Carlson, Scott (Nov 2001). The Deserted Library: As students work online, reading rooms empty out, leading some campuses to add Starbucks . Retreived Jan 6 from The Chronicle of Higher Education Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey, Melville (Aug 1877). The Coming Catalogue . Library Journal, 1(12), 423-429. </li></ul><ul><li>Estabrook, Leigh and Evans Witt Lee (Dec 2007). Information Searches that Solve Problems (Reports: Online Activities & Pursuits). Retreived Jan. 1, 2008 from Pew/Internet & American Life Project Website: asp </li></ul><ul><li>Gorman, Micheal (2000). Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century . Chicago: American Library Association, 26-7. </li></ul><ul><li>Janes, Joseph (2003). Introduction to Reference Work in a Digital Age . New York: Neal Schuman. </li></ul>
    32. 33. <ul><li>Iyengar, Sunil (2007 November). To read or not to read : a question of national consequence (Research report; #47). Retrieved Jan 1, 2008, from Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Levine, Jenny (2006). Scanning the Future @ Your Library . Message posted to The Shifted Librarian Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Martell, Charles (Sept 2007). The elusive user: Changing use patterns in academic libraries 1995-2004. College & Research Libraries , 68(5), 435-444. </li></ul><ul><li>Pilgrim, Mark (Nov 2007) The Future of Reading: A Play in 6 Acts . Posted on the Dive Into Mark Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Rippel, Chris (2003). What libraries can learn from bookstores: Applying bookstore design to public libraries . Retrieved Jan. 3, 2008 from the Central Kansas Library System Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan, S. (1996). Reference service for the Internet community: A case study of the Internet Public Library Reference Division . Library & Information Science Research, 18(3), 241-259. </li></ul><ul><li>Sapp, Gregg (2002). A Brief History of the Future of Libraries: An Annotated Bibliography . Baltimore: Scarecrow Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Scott, Jeff (2007). Doing it Without Dewey: A Perry Branch Library Tour . Message posted to the Gather No Dust blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Tenopir, Carol (2003). Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies . Retrieved Jan. 1, 2008, from Council of Library and Information Resources Website: html </li></ul>