Building Academic Library 2.0 - Association of Christian Librarians

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Preconference for Association of Christian Librarians Conference, June 9, 2008.

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Building Academic Library 2.0 - Association of Christian Librarians

  1. 1. Building Academic Library 2.0 Meredith Farkas Association of Christian Librarians
  2. 2. So what is library 2.0?
  3. 3. Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  4. 4. Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  5. 5. Revolutionary or evolutionary? http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/08/24/library-20-ripples-another-go-at-the-graph/
  6. 6. What is different now?
  7. 7. Technology has enabled us to do so much more
  8. 8. but we’re no longer the only game in town.
  9. 9. Academic Library 2.0 is a state of mind •Working to meet changing user needs •Trusting our users (radical trust) •Getting rid of the culture of perfect •Aware of emerging technologies and opportunities •Looking outside of the library world for applications, opportunities, inspiration
  10. 10. Building Academic Library 2.0: Surveying the Landscape
  11. 11. Know your users
  12. 12. Develop a Culture of Assessment
  13. 13. Develop a Learning Culture
  14. 14. Keeping Up
  15. 15. Develop your keep- up strategy •most important to your are Determine what topics continuing ed.
  16. 16. Develop your keep- up strategy •most important to your are Determine what topics continuing ed. • Choose your filters
  17. 17. Filters •Professional journals •Blogs •Podcasts •Webcasts •Conferences •People
  18. 18. Develop your keep- up strategy •most important to your are Determine what topics continuing ed. • Choose your filters • Find tools to help you keep up
  19. 19. Tools for Keeping Up
  20. 20. Tools for Keeping Up
  21. 21. Tools for Keeping Up
  22. 22. Develop your keep- up strategy •most important to your are Determine what topics continuing ed. • Choose your filters • Find tools to help you keep up • Accept that you can't keep up with everything
  23. 23. Build your Network
  24. 24. Building Academic Library 2.0: Embracing Change
  25. 25. Question Everything
  26. 26. Develop a Risk- Tolerant Culture
  27. 27. Beware the Culture of Perfect
  28. 28. Be Agile
  29. 29. Building Academic Library 2.0: Enabling Academic Work
  30. 30. What do THEY want?
  31. 31. Build the Spaces they Want
  32. 32. Communicate with your Users
  33. 33. Become More Transparent
  34. 34. Translate Traditional Services Online
  35. 35. Allow Users to Connect around Collections
  36. 36. Integrate the Online Research Experience
  37. 37. Make the Library a Creative Technology Lab
  38. 38. Collect Knowledge to Benefit Everyone
  39. 39. Building Academic Library 2.0: Making Collections More Visible and Accessible
  40. 40. Use 2.0 Tools to Highlight Collections
  41. 41. Be Where our Users Are
  42. 42. Market Ideas Effectively
  43. 43. Building Academic Library 2.0: Looking Beyond our Library
  44. 44. Get out of the Library and Join the University
  45. 45. Create Partnerships
  46. 46. Look at what’s happening outside of libraries
  47. 47. Building Academic Library 2.0: Internally
  48. 48. Reward Failure
  49. 49. Give Staff Time for Creative Endeavors
  50. 50. Collect Knowledge Internally
  51. 51. Be Transparent
  52. 52. Good Ideas can Come from Anyone and Anywhere
  53. 53. Involve Staff from All Levels in Planning
  54. 54. Nurture Talent
  55. 55. Understand Staff Needs and Limitations
  56. 56. Time Must be Devoted to all This
  57. 57. Will you need to create new jobs or just shuffle?
  58. 58. Tips for Implementing New Services or Technologies
  59. 59. Choosing a Project • Avoid technolust • Know your population • Weigh your options through play • Understand the culture of each technology
  60. 60. Selling ideas to colleagues • Have plenty of hard data • Have a prototype • Encourage staff to “kick the tires” • Offer training for staff • Be patient
  61. 61. Selling ideas to IT • Involve IT in planning • Know your stuff • Build relationships and find champions
  62. 62. Consider the day-to-day • Do you need a policy? • Do you need maintenance procedures?
  63. 63. Promotion • Marketing • Website • All over campus • Local media • Faculty – build into a course • Focus on functionality • Training
  64. 64. Assessment • How do you assess? • Usage statistics • Surveys • Most libraries aren’t doing any assessment of social tools
  65. 65. Is your organization (as it is currently structured) able to make all this happen?
  66. 66. Thanks! mgfarkas@gmail.com AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com

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