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  1. 1. The Puzzle of Library 2.0 Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is it??? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Harness the library user
  4. 4. Allowing users to have it their way
  5. 5. Beta is forever.
  6. 6. Harvest from other fields
  7. 7. Don’t be afraid of the dumpster
  8. 8. Rigidity breeds failure
  9. 9. But…
  10. 10. This isn’t new!
  11. 11. Doesn’t serve all
  12. 12. Library
  13. 13. Can’t handle radical trust
  14. 14. But…
  15. 15. Response to a post-Google world
  16. 16. Thinking out of the box
  17. 17. It’s happening NOW
  18. 18. Necessary for survival
  19. 19. Examples of Library 2.0 <ul><li>Welcome Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Roving Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Doing what it takes </li></ul><ul><li>Getting off your chair! </li></ul>
  20. 25. Big changes in LibraryLand
  21. 27. <ul><li>DEWEY </li></ul>
  22. 30. <ul><li>SUPERPATRON! </li></ul>
  23. 31. Printing on demand
  24. 33. New does not equal Library 2.0
  25. 34. Do we know what Library 2.0 is yet? <ul><li>For the patron! </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting patrons’ needs: when, where, how </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is only one component of this idea </li></ul>
  26. 35. What Does This Mean to Me, Laura? <ul><li>The game has changed! </li></ul><ul><li>User expectations have changed </li></ul><ul><li>Changes have already happened and are happening FAST </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries are exploring ideas to stay relevant </li></ul>
  27. 36. <ul><li>“ I think people see the writing on the wall: users do not see libraries as relevant in their online information seeking lives. We need to change that, and we need to change that together.”— Don Yarman </li></ul>
  28. 37. Laura’s Six Questions <ul><li>Static web sites or sites that are hard to use </li></ul><ul><li>Sites that don’t provide ways for patrons to interact with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Services that aren’t easy to use, available 24/7 or fail to push information to the user </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking the librarians are more important than the patron </li></ul><ul><li>Restricting the patron without sufficient reason or based on belief rather than fact </li></ul><ul><li>Believing that change is a scary thing </li></ul>
  29. 38. Questions? <ul><li>Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS </li></ul><ul><li>Library Services Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Public Library Information Network </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs @: </li></ul><ul><li>Library Geek Woes </li></ul><ul><li>( www.librarygeekwoes.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>What Does This Mean to Me, Laura? </li></ul><ul><li>( www.oplin.org/meanlaura ) </li></ul>

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