What is the role of libraries in the google generation?
Presented by: Kelly Sirett
For: ISI 5102 – Organization of Informa...
The relationship between
libraries and Google
Google generation, digital
natives and information
obesity... oh my!
Researc...
Libraries and Google seem to have a common
goal – to provide access to information.
The difference lies in how information...
What
is the
Google
Generation?
People, born after 1993,
growing up in a world dominated
by the internet.
(Rowlands, 2008, 292)
digital
natives
1. Expect fast responses
2. Prefer images to text
3. Able to multi-task
4. Impatient
5. Adaptable
6. Comfo...
(Image from: www.HealthMadeEasy.com)
Why is this
important to us?
What should
libraries do…if
anything?
• Research
• Education
• Physical environment
Libraries: then & now
Are We
Evolving or
De-Evolving?
Comments or
questions?
References
Robinson, M. (2008). Digital nature and digital nurture: libraries, learning
and the digital native. Library Ma...
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  1. 1. What is the role of libraries in the google generation? Presented by: Kelly Sirett For: ISI 5102 – Organization of Information Professor Susan Hempinstall November 5, 2012 (Image from: www.google.ca)
  2. 2. The relationship between libraries and Google Google generation, digital natives and information obesity... oh my! Research, education and the physical environment: then & now Evolution or de-evolution? Outline
  3. 3. Libraries and Google seem to have a common goal – to provide access to information. The difference lies in how information is defined and provided. Both Libraries and Google rely on one another. Libraries are responsible for choosing the extent of the relationship they have with Google. Libraries vs. Google
  4. 4. What is the Google Generation?
  5. 5. People, born after 1993, growing up in a world dominated by the internet. (Rowlands, 2008, 292)
  6. 6. digital natives 1. Expect fast responses 2. Prefer images to text 3. Able to multi-task 4. Impatient 5. Adaptable 6. Comfortable with technology 7. Collaborative
  7. 7. (Image from: www.HealthMadeEasy.com)
  8. 8. Why is this important to us? What should libraries do…if anything?
  9. 9. • Research • Education • Physical environment Libraries: then & now
  10. 10. Are We Evolving or De-Evolving?
  11. 11. Comments or questions?
  12. 12. References Robinson, M. (2008). Digital nature and digital nurture: libraries, learning and the digital native. Library Management, 29 (1/2), 67-76. Rowlands, I, et al. (2008). The Google generation: the information behaviour of the researcher of the future. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, 60 (4), 290-310. Thornton, S. (2010). From ‘‘Scuba Diving’’ to ‘‘Jet Skiing’’? Information Behavior, Political Science, and the Google Generation. Journal of Political Science Education, 6, 353–368. Waller, V. (2009). The relationship between public libraries and Google: Too much information. First Monday, 14(9). Retrieved 10/29, 2012, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view /2477/2279 All photos from PowerPoint ClipArt , unless indicated otherwise.

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