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Keeping Up with the Things that Matter for Academic Libraries


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Would you like to do more to keep pace with the latest developments on the academic, library, user, and technology landscape? Have you assessed how current and emerging technologies and tools could help you enhance this process and be more systematic in your approach? Would you like to identify new content sources and tools to meet your needs? Of course, new current awareness options and capabilities are emerging every day, but trial and error comes at great cost because time is a precious and finite resource.

By refocusing and reinvigorating your keeping up efforts, you can enhance the value that you add for your institution, expand your personal growth potential, and act as an effective advocate and change agent within the library profession.

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Keeping Up with the Things that Matter for Academic Libraries

  1. 1. Keeping Up with the Things That Matter:Current Awareness Tools and Strategies for Academic Libraries Charleston Conference 2011
  2. 2. Agenda  Introduction  Panel  Best practice ideas  Key information sources  Tools and technologies  Q&A
  3. 3. Where it All Began…
  4. 4. Blogs Calling Out Best Practices / bell-keeping-up-with-the-things-that-matter-for-academic- libraries/
  5. 5. Keeping Up – Charleston Conference Straw Poll
  6. 6. Distilling Critical Information from Noise
  7. 7. Covering the Bases Academy Library Tech Users
  8. 8. Careful of your online “Filter Bubble” Eli Parisier TED Talk
  9. 9. Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone  New perspectives  Fresh ideas  Inspiration  Best practices from unrelated areas
  10. 10. Some Areas to Consider  Leadership/Management  Business  Innovation  Design  Social Media
  11. 11. Evernote
  12. 12. Hootsuite
  13. 13. FeedDemon
  14. 14. Getting Started and Keeping Going  Browse first  Organize info via email (note new capabilities of Gmail)  Use offline browsing  Make it a habit (same time each day)  Create a “keeping up” team  Delete when you must
  15. 15. Our Keeping Up Panel of Experts Clifford Lynch, Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information Karen Downing, Foundation and Grants Librarian University of Michigan John Dupuis Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library York University
  16. 16. THANK YOU! Mike Diaz Executive Director, Marketing ProQuest Tel 734-707-2676 Email – InfoViews Blog: Twitter @mhdiaz