SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 48
Download to read offline
NJLA Adult Services Forum
All Together Now: Celebrating Collaboration Among
Libraries and Communities
Peter Bromberg, Assistant Director, Princeton Public Library
peterbromberg@gmail.com | peterbromberg.com
CC 2.0: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Why Are We Here Today?
Why Are We Here Today?
Here
Here
Here
Here
Here
Here
Here
Here
Why Are We Here Today?
Today
Today
Today
Today
Why Are We Here Today?
Why Are We Here Today?
David: Too much, there's too much
f*#%ing perspective now.
Nigel: It really puts perspective on
things, though, doesn't it?
Why Are We Here Today?
• Reference
• Reader’s Advisory
• Archives/Preservation
• Collection Dev.
• Employment Assist.
• Ref By Appointment
• Business Counseling
• Broadband Access
• Meeting Space
• Citizenship Classes
What are Adult Services?
• Poetry, Music, FIlm
• Multimedia
• Digital Content
• Training
• Outreach
• Community Building
• Emerging Technologies
(tech assist by appoint?)
• Gaming
• Reasonable Policies
What are Adult Services?
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA04/ranger/astor_collection/laundrylist.html
Coherent Strategy
1. Engage in the library
2. Get out of the library
3. Demonstrate value
4. Partner, Partner, Partner
Coherent Strategy
1. Engage in the library
http://www.flickr.com/photos/princetonpubliclibrary/sets/72157624352026487/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/princetonpubliclibrary/4755242266/in/set-72157624352026487/
Slide courtesy of Janie Hermann,
Princeton Public Library.
“There are many rich virtual
communities. But it remains the truth
that human beings are wired for
physical community. The library has
a role to play as neutral and
common ground, public space in
which free inquiry, lifelong learning,
and simply hanging out with each
other are not just allowed, but
encouraged.”
- Jamie LaRue, Director, Douglas County (CO) Library
“Innovation doesn’t
come just from giving
people incentives. It
comes from creating
environments where
ideas can connect.”
- Steven Johnson, Author of “Where Good Ideas
Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
Coherent Strategy
2. Get out of the library
CC 2.0: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/2212546989/sizes/m/in/photostream/
Coherent Strategy
3. Demonstrate Value
http://headrush.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/04/06/buythis.jpg
“Books and materials are
secondary in a public library.
The most important aspect is the
human interaction. The library
experience cannot be viewed as
just an information transaction,
but rather as an opportunity to
touch and connect lives.”
- Cheryl Napsha, Director, Westland Public Library
Coherent Strategy
4. Partner, Partner, Partner
“The most important
element of a sustainable
library is engagement
with the community at
multiple levels.”
- Christopher Jowaisis, Texas State Library
All Together Now
Thank you!
Peter Bromberg, Assistant Director, Princeton Public Library
peterbromberg@gmail.com | peterbromberg.com
CC 2.0: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248/sizes/l/in/photostream/

More Related Content

What's hot

Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus Review
Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus ReviewHere Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus Review
Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus ReviewKristenstan
 
Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries
Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public LibrariesLibraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries
Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public LibrariesSean Cranbury
 
inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)
inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)
inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)Chrystie Hill
 
A More Interactive Trinity
A More Interactive TrinityA More Interactive Trinity
A More Interactive TrinityEmily Goldberg
 
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it DoneYour Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it DoneALATechSource
 
What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?
What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?
What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?Lizzie Snyder
 
Amst 409 final presentation
Amst 409 final presentationAmst 409 final presentation
Amst 409 final presentationCaroline Feeney
 
Libraries are Awesome!
Libraries are Awesome! Libraries are Awesome!
Libraries are Awesome! Sean Cranbury
 
Transformative Culture & The Power of Yes
Transformative Culture & The Power of YesTransformative Culture & The Power of Yes
Transformative Culture & The Power of YesLisa Carlucci Thomas
 
Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008
Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008
Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008Jay Collier
 
The Hartford-Trinity Community Collective
The Hartford-Trinity Community CollectiveThe Hartford-Trinity Community Collective
The Hartford-Trinity Community CollectiveEleanor Sednaoui
 
Volunteering - A Call to Action as Student Leader
Volunteering - A Call to Action as Student LeaderVolunteering - A Call to Action as Student Leader
Volunteering - A Call to Action as Student LeaderFrancisAheto
 
blah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusion
blah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusionblah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusion
blah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusionTara Robertson
 

What's hot (18)

Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus Review
Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus ReviewHere Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus Review
Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus Review
 
Dynamic Duos, Innovative Teams
Dynamic Duos, Innovative TeamsDynamic Duos, Innovative Teams
Dynamic Duos, Innovative Teams
 
Too Much Facebook
Too Much FacebookToo Much Facebook
Too Much Facebook
 
Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries
Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public LibrariesLibraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries
Libraries Are Awesome: Community Building, Social Media, and Public Libraries
 
inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)
inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)
inside outside and online (Michigan Lib Consortium)
 
A More Interactive Trinity
A More Interactive TrinityA More Interactive Trinity
A More Interactive Trinity
 
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it DoneYour Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done
 
What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?
What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?
What Can an Online Archive do for Community Relationships?
 
Amst 409 final presentation
Amst 409 final presentationAmst 409 final presentation
Amst 409 final presentation
 
Libraries are Awesome!
Libraries are Awesome! Libraries are Awesome!
Libraries are Awesome!
 
you + me + social media = we
you + me + social media = weyou + me + social media = we
you + me + social media = we
 
Transformative Culture & The Power of Yes
Transformative Culture & The Power of YesTransformative Culture & The Power of Yes
Transformative Culture & The Power of Yes
 
Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008
Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008
Online Media at Bates: Vision, Strategy, Status - June 2008
 
The Hartford-Trinity Community Collective
The Hartford-Trinity Community CollectiveThe Hartford-Trinity Community Collective
The Hartford-Trinity Community Collective
 
Volunteering - A Call to Action as Student Leader
Volunteering - A Call to Action as Student LeaderVolunteering - A Call to Action as Student Leader
Volunteering - A Call to Action as Student Leader
 
Rural & Small Web 2 Arsl 2009
Rural & Small Web 2 Arsl 2009Rural & Small Web 2 Arsl 2009
Rural & Small Web 2 Arsl 2009
 
Times Change
Times ChangeTimes Change
Times Change
 
blah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusion
blah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusionblah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusion
blah, blah, blah: diversity and inclusion
 

Viewers also liked

Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow
 Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow
Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite SideshowJacob Eddleman
 
A political perspective to mumbai
A political perspective to mumbaiA political perspective to mumbai
A political perspective to mumbaiKelly Cucoo
 
Introduction to perl_control structures
Introduction to perl_control structuresIntroduction to perl_control structures
Introduction to perl_control structuresVamshi Santhapuri
 

Viewers also liked (6)

Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow
 Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow
Jacob Eddleman Discussion 4 Ignite Sideshow
 
Introduction to perl_lists
Introduction to perl_listsIntroduction to perl_lists
Introduction to perl_lists
 
A political perspective to mumbai
A political perspective to mumbaiA political perspective to mumbai
A political perspective to mumbai
 
Introduction to perl_control structures
Introduction to perl_control structuresIntroduction to perl_control structures
Introduction to perl_control structures
 
63027 ref
63027 ref63027 ref
63027 ref
 
Banquets
BanquetsBanquets
Banquets
 

Similar to All Together Now: Keynote for NJLA Adult Services Forum 2010

Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)ALATechSource
 
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)ALATechSource
 
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...Patrick "Tod" Colegrove
 
I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...Bohyun Kim
 
Courage of our Connections
Courage of our ConnectionsCourage of our Connections
Courage of our ConnectionsRachel Frick
 
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...Lynn Connaway
 
Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1
Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1
Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1ALATechSource
 
Creating Successful Adult Programs
Creating Successful Adult ProgramsCreating Successful Adult Programs
Creating Successful Adult ProgramsALATechSource
 
Clear creek school district workshop
Clear creek school district workshopClear creek school district workshop
Clear creek school district workshopAndy Plemmons
 
NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community
NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and CommunityNCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community
NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and CommunityNebraska Library Commission
 
Contextual outreach tla
Contextual outreach tlaContextual outreach tla
Contextual outreach tlaAmy Mather
 
Innovation spaces: From access to information to access to each other
Innovation spaces: From access to information to access to each otherInnovation spaces: From access to information to access to each other
Innovation spaces: From access to information to access to each otherTechnology & Social Change Group
 
Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age
Teaching & Learning in a Networked AgeTeaching & Learning in a Networked Age
Teaching & Learning in a Networked AgeAlec Couros
 
NCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library Matter
NCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library MatterNCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library Matter
NCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library MatterNebraska Library Commission
 
Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.
Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.
Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.Lynn Connaway
 
NCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight Talk
NCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight TalkNCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight Talk
NCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight TalkNebraska Library Commission
 
Who, What, Where,Why and How
Who, What, Where,Why and HowWho, What, Where,Why and How
Who, What, Where,Why and HowRachel Frick
 
Expanding the Concept of Library
Expanding the Concept of LibraryExpanding the Concept of Library
Expanding the Concept of LibraryKathleen Johnson
 

Similar to All Together Now: Keynote for NJLA Adult Services Forum 2010 (20)

Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (August 2017)
 
Community Engagement
Community EngagementCommunity Engagement
Community Engagement
 
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens: Part 1 (Jan. 2019)
 
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
 
I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating ...
 
Courage of our Connections
Courage of our ConnectionsCourage of our Connections
Courage of our Connections
 
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis collaboration with their commun...
 
Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1
Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1
Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs, Part 1
 
Creating Successful Adult Programs
Creating Successful Adult ProgramsCreating Successful Adult Programs
Creating Successful Adult Programs
 
Clear creek school district workshop
Clear creek school district workshopClear creek school district workshop
Clear creek school district workshop
 
NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community
NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and CommunityNCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community
NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community
 
Contextual outreach tla
Contextual outreach tlaContextual outreach tla
Contextual outreach tla
 
Innovation spaces: From access to information to access to each other
Innovation spaces: From access to information to access to each otherInnovation spaces: From access to information to access to each other
Innovation spaces: From access to information to access to each other
 
Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age
Teaching & Learning in a Networked AgeTeaching & Learning in a Networked Age
Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age
 
NCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library Matter
NCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library MatterNCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library Matter
NCompass Live: Contextual Outreach: Making the Library Matter
 
Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.
Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.
Convenient isn't always simple: Digital Visitors and Residents.
 
NCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight Talk
NCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight TalkNCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight Talk
NCompass Live: Community Engagement: Straight Talk
 
Who, What, Where,Why and How
Who, What, Where,Why and HowWho, What, Where,Why and How
Who, What, Where,Why and How
 
Expanding the Concept of Library
Expanding the Concept of LibraryExpanding the Concept of Library
Expanding the Concept of Library
 
The library of the future
The library of the futureThe library of the future
The library of the future
 

More from Peter Bromberg

We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World
We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird WorldWe Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World
We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird WorldPeter Bromberg
 
Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World
Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird WorldSurviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World
Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird WorldPeter Bromberg
 
Yes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership Skills
Yes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership SkillsYes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership Skills
Yes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership SkillsPeter Bromberg
 
Mindful leadership through emotional intelligence
Mindful leadership through emotional intelligenceMindful leadership through emotional intelligence
Mindful leadership through emotional intelligencePeter Bromberg
 
Access services keynote bromberg 2015
Access services keynote bromberg 2015Access services keynote bromberg 2015
Access services keynote bromberg 2015Peter Bromberg
 
Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...
Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...
Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...Peter Bromberg
 
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)Peter Bromberg
 
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or AuthorityInfluence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or AuthorityPeter Bromberg
 
If you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the Library
If you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the LibraryIf you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the Library
If you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the LibraryPeter Bromberg
 
Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...
Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...
Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...Peter Bromberg
 
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference
The Very Heart of It.  Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) ConferenceThe Very Heart of It.  Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) ConferencePeter Bromberg
 
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...Peter Bromberg
 
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or AuthorityInfluence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or AuthorityPeter Bromberg
 
FrameChanges (How to be Effective)
FrameChanges (How to be Effective)FrameChanges (How to be Effective)
FrameChanges (How to be Effective)Peter Bromberg
 
The Future of Libraries
The Future of LibrariesThe Future of Libraries
The Future of LibrariesPeter Bromberg
 
Nurturing Leadership at the Library
Nurturing Leadership at the LibraryNurturing Leadership at the Library
Nurturing Leadership at the LibraryPeter Bromberg
 
Now What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different World
Now What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different WorldNow What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different World
Now What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different WorldPeter Bromberg
 
TEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community Engagement
TEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community EngagementTEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community Engagement
TEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community EngagementPeter Bromberg
 
Personal Effectiveness
Personal EffectivenessPersonal Effectiveness
Personal EffectivenessPeter Bromberg
 
Create Engaging Library Experiences
Create Engaging Library ExperiencesCreate Engaging Library Experiences
Create Engaging Library ExperiencesPeter Bromberg
 

More from Peter Bromberg (20)

We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World
We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird WorldWe Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World
We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World
 
Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World
Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird WorldSurviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World
Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World
 
Yes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership Skills
Yes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership SkillsYes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership Skills
Yes, And... Using Improv to Develop 21st Century Leadership Skills
 
Mindful leadership through emotional intelligence
Mindful leadership through emotional intelligenceMindful leadership through emotional intelligence
Mindful leadership through emotional intelligence
 
Access services keynote bromberg 2015
Access services keynote bromberg 2015Access services keynote bromberg 2015
Access services keynote bromberg 2015
 
Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...
Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...
Lead the Change Leadership Academy: Start With Why?: Know Yourself, Grow Your...
 
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority (full text version)
 
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or AuthorityInfluence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority
 
If you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the Library
If you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the LibraryIf you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the Library
If you can make it here: Creation, Revolution, and Happiness at the Library
 
Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...
Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...
Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Leadership Institute, August 9. ...
 
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference
The Very Heart of It.  Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) ConferenceThe Very Heart of It.  Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference
 
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...
The Very Heart of It. Keynote at Urban Libraries Unite (ULU) Conference (text...
 
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or AuthorityInfluence When You Have No Power or Authority
Influence When You Have No Power or Authority
 
FrameChanges (How to be Effective)
FrameChanges (How to be Effective)FrameChanges (How to be Effective)
FrameChanges (How to be Effective)
 
The Future of Libraries
The Future of LibrariesThe Future of Libraries
The Future of Libraries
 
Nurturing Leadership at the Library
Nurturing Leadership at the LibraryNurturing Leadership at the Library
Nurturing Leadership at the Library
 
Now What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different World
Now What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different WorldNow What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different World
Now What: 12 Steps to Thriving in a Different World
 
TEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community Engagement
TEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community EngagementTEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community Engagement
TEDx and Libraries: A Partnership for Community Engagement
 
Personal Effectiveness
Personal EffectivenessPersonal Effectiveness
Personal Effectiveness
 
Create Engaging Library Experiences
Create Engaging Library ExperiencesCreate Engaging Library Experiences
Create Engaging Library Experiences
 

Recently uploaded

BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...Nguyen Thanh Tu Collection
 
Pastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and Examples
Pastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and ExamplesPastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and Examples
Pastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and ExamplesDrVipulVKapoor
 
Scientific Writing :Research Discourse
Scientific  Writing :Research  DiscourseScientific  Writing :Research  Discourse
Scientific Writing :Research DiscourseAnita GoswamiGiri
 
STRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptx
STRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptxSTRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptx
STRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptxkimdan468
 
Employablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptx
Employablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptxEmployablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptx
Employablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptxryandux83rd
 
Unit :1 Basics of Professional Intelligence
Unit :1 Basics of Professional IntelligenceUnit :1 Basics of Professional Intelligence
Unit :1 Basics of Professional IntelligenceDr Vijay Vishwakarma
 
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptx
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptxCLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptx
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptxAnupam32727
 
6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom
6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom
6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroomSamsung Business USA
 
Farrington HS Streamlines Guest Entrance
Farrington HS Streamlines Guest EntranceFarrington HS Streamlines Guest Entrance
Farrington HS Streamlines Guest Entrancejulius27264
 
4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx
4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx
4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptxmary850239
 
Transdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptx
Transdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptxTransdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptx
Transdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptxinfo924062
 
Paul Dobryden In Media Res Media Component
Paul Dobryden In Media Res Media ComponentPaul Dobryden In Media Res Media Component
Paul Dobryden In Media Res Media ComponentInMediaRes1
 
Jason Potel In Media Res Media Component
Jason Potel In Media Res Media ComponentJason Potel In Media Res Media Component
Jason Potel In Media Res Media ComponentInMediaRes1
 
CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...
CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...
CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...Nguyen Thanh Tu Collection
 
Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View in odoo 17
Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View  in odoo 17Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View  in odoo 17
Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View in odoo 17Celine George
 
Sulphonamides, mechanisms and their uses
Sulphonamides, mechanisms and their usesSulphonamides, mechanisms and their uses
Sulphonamides, mechanisms and their usesVijayaLaxmi84
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Israel Genealogy Research Assoc. April 2024 Database Release
Israel Genealogy Research Assoc. April 2024 Database ReleaseIsrael Genealogy Research Assoc. April 2024 Database Release
Israel Genealogy Research Assoc. April 2024 Database Release
 
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ 4 KĨ NĂNG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8 - CẢ NĂM - GLOBAL SUCCESS - NĂM HỌC ...
 
Pastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and Examples
Pastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and ExamplesPastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and Examples
Pastoral Poetry, Definition, Origin, Characteristics and Examples
 
Scientific Writing :Research Discourse
Scientific  Writing :Research  DiscourseScientific  Writing :Research  Discourse
Scientific Writing :Research Discourse
 
STRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptx
STRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptxSTRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptx
STRAND 1 FOUNDATION OF PRETECHNICALSTUDIE.pptx
 
Employablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptx
Employablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptxEmployablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptx
Employablity presentation and Future Career Plan.pptx
 
Unit :1 Basics of Professional Intelligence
Unit :1 Basics of Professional IntelligenceUnit :1 Basics of Professional Intelligence
Unit :1 Basics of Professional Intelligence
 
Plagiarism,forms,understand about plagiarism,avoid plagiarism,key significanc...
Plagiarism,forms,understand about plagiarism,avoid plagiarism,key significanc...Plagiarism,forms,understand about plagiarism,avoid plagiarism,key significanc...
Plagiarism,forms,understand about plagiarism,avoid plagiarism,key significanc...
 
Introduction to Research ,Need for research, Need for design of Experiments, ...
Introduction to Research ,Need for research, Need for design of Experiments, ...Introduction to Research ,Need for research, Need for design of Experiments, ...
Introduction to Research ,Need for research, Need for design of Experiments, ...
 
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptx
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptxCLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptx
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI - CANCER DRUGS.pptx
 
6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom
6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom
6 ways Samsung’s Interactive Display powered by Android changes the classroom
 
Farrington HS Streamlines Guest Entrance
Farrington HS Streamlines Guest EntranceFarrington HS Streamlines Guest Entrance
Farrington HS Streamlines Guest Entrance
 
4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx
4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx
4.4.24 Economic Precarity and Global Economic Forces.pptx
 
Transdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptx
Transdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptxTransdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptx
Transdisciplinary Pathways for Urban Resilience [Work in Progress].pptx
 
Paul Dobryden In Media Res Media Component
Paul Dobryden In Media Res Media ComponentPaul Dobryden In Media Res Media Component
Paul Dobryden In Media Res Media Component
 
Jason Potel In Media Res Media Component
Jason Potel In Media Res Media ComponentJason Potel In Media Res Media Component
Jason Potel In Media Res Media Component
 
CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...
CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...
CHUYÊN ĐỀ ÔN THEO CÂU CHO HỌC SINH LỚP 12 ĐỂ ĐẠT ĐIỂM 5+ THI TỐT NGHIỆP THPT ...
 
Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View in odoo 17
Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View  in odoo 17Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View  in odoo 17
Views in Odoo 17 - Kanban View in odoo 17
 
Spearman's correlation,Formula,Advantages,
Spearman's correlation,Formula,Advantages,Spearman's correlation,Formula,Advantages,
Spearman's correlation,Formula,Advantages,
 
Sulphonamides, mechanisms and their uses
Sulphonamides, mechanisms and their usesSulphonamides, mechanisms and their uses
Sulphonamides, mechanisms and their uses
 

All Together Now: Keynote for NJLA Adult Services Forum 2010

Editor's Notes

  1. Thank you to Michael for inviting me to be here today. Fabulous day planned
  2. A seemingly simple question, and one I try to continually ask and answer. Every day Take a moment, and think about the question. Why are we here today at the Adult Services Forum in Manalapan, NJ Why are YOU here? A story I heard recently on NPR has caused me to think a little differently about the question. It was a story about the Hohokam. A civilization that lived from about 2000 years ago until about 500 years ago in what is now Phoenix [click]
  3. They were a fully formed civilization with art, culture, organized sports--- they’ve uncovered gaming courts… They thrived for 1500 years and then disappeared. Here’s a picture of what’s left of their great civilization that spanned 1500 years (or about 6 ½ times longer than the US has been around.) What happened? It’s unclear. Might have been flood, might have been drought. Might have been they started cutting funding for libraries and it was quickly downhill from there… [click]
  4. Here’s an artists rendering of what their civilization looked like And, to be fair,… A thousand year’s from now, an artist may render their interpretation of our Casa Grande visitor center… [click] (perhaps they’ll wonder what ancient civilization this slightly less ancient civilization was honoring.
  5. Let’s further define some terms…. What do we mean by “here”
  6. For a little more perspective…
  7. Well, who are WE?
  8. Of the 106 billion people who have ever lived, we get to interact with a few hundred, maybe a few thousand Look around you, these are the people you get to spend time with Our time here
  9. So I will ask again: Why are we here today? Because Life is short (Hohokam) Our time together is precious We want to use my time here to make a difference I want to be awake and fully present Enrich my life and the lives of those around me.
  10. More traditional conceptions of Adult Services on the left {click} More progressive conceptions of Adult Services on the right Any others? (transliteracy?) (Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.) I’m glad to see that we’re expanding our thinking of adult services beyond reference and RA and preservation. I’m thrilled to see some of the topics on the schedule today Gaming Ebooks (digitial content) Social Media Policies (this is fantastic – who’s idea was that?) Marketing to the community Multimedia Advocacy Screencasting Emerging Technologies! Again, I’m glad to see that we’re expanding our thinking of adult services beyond reference and RA and preservation. [click]
  11. I think our challenge, as we continue to expand our offerings is to ensure that they are not simply a laundry list. As you move forward throughout the day, and after you leave here and begin applying some of the wonderful ideas you will hear about today, I’d like you to think about how we can offer them In a coherent way. Specifically, we need to do 3 things You may have noticed… it’s been a tough year
  12. Engage in the Library We need to passionately extend ourselves OUT into the community. We must continually market ourselves, connecting what we do and what we offer, to the value and impact we have in the lives of our community members. Proactively partner with members, orgs, agencies in our community.
  13. Engage in the Library. Make the library HIGHLY engaging. Programming Merchandising
  14. Even Java and Visual Basic can be engaging… CC 2.0 Peter Bromberg (photo taken at Mount Laurel Library)
  15. Listening Station at Princeton Public Library
  16. Audiobooks and Movies signs at Princeton Public Library Movies neon sign at Mount Laurel Library
  17. Allen County Public Library
  18. Aquarium at Princeton Public Library
  19. Café at: Princeton Public Library
  20. FOOD!!! Vending Machines at Mount Laurel Library CC 2.0 Peter Bromberg (photo taken at Mount Laurel Library)
  21. World cup http://www.flickr.com/photos/princetonpubliclibrary/sets/72157624352026487/
  22. World cup Community Social Emotion http://www.flickr.com/photos/princetonpubliclibrary/4755242266/in/set-72157624352026487/
  23. More ideas abound.. (this is my Janie Hermann CASE study)
  24. The importance of Library as Place. Giving people a neutral place just to BE Make it a place that feels good to BE
  25. Steven Johnson blows the idea of the “lone inventor” out of the water. People need conducive environments to innovate They need serendipity They need browsing and stimulation They need other people.
  26. We need to passionately extend ourselves OUT into the community. This means getting out into our communities. This might mean getting away from the reference desk! changing our staffing patterns. Using our time better “Reprofessionalizing (Jo McCausland) Do more “by appointment” Liaise with community groups. Go to meetings, sit on Boards. Don’t wait for them to come to you Go to them, listen for what they are doing, find ways the library can support them Information services, training, meeting, etc. See if there are partnership opportunities… (i.e. Princeton Futures)
  27. We must continually market ourselves, connecting what we do and what we offer, to the value and impact we have in the lives of our community members. So we don’t offer a class in Searching RefUSA, we offer a series on Taking your business to the next level through information mastery. (offer certificates?) In our marketing and advocacy, we must focus less on what we do, and how great we are and focus more on how what our offerings and services help people live better lives. Help our communities to be better communities. More connected, more educated, more empowered. The Difference between [click] superlibrarian and [click] super patron (Edward Vielmetti) We exist to serve and strengthen our communities and the members of our communities. We exist for them. OCLC “From Awareness to Funding” report suggests that strong library support is strongly tied to perceptions that we are transformational and empowering. Tailor our programming, merchandising, and marketing to reinforcing these ideas. When we hit the sweet spot, of offering something that is truly empowering, and then marketing it that way Something like, oh say, QandAN
  28. Which generates this kind of response from customers.
  29. “Books and materials are secondary in a public library. The most important aspect is the human interaction. The library experience cannot be viewed as just an information transaction, but rather as an opportunity to touch and connect lives.” - Cheryl Napsha, Director, Westland Public Library
  30. Proactively partner with members, orgs, agencies in our community. Why Partner? You may have noticed… it’s been a tough year While usage is up (good thing!) OCLC’s “From Awareness to Funding” report (2008) reveals that People who use the library “just for fun” are our HEAVIEST USERS—AND LEAST LIKELY OF OUR ‘PROBABLY SUPPORTERS” TO SAY THEY WOULD DEFINITELY VOTE TO FUND THE LIBRARY. By partnering broadly across the community Theaters, Museums Restaurants Professors/teachers Hobbyists (knitters, scrapbookers, computer clubs) Community Clubs Business clubs and networking Organizations Business people and networking groups (linkedin) Writers and writing groups Artists You shift your perception and theirs--- from it being your library, to it being OUR library– a co-created entity that they will feel ownership of and love for. THAT translates into support.
  31. “The most important element of a sustainable library is engagement with the community at multiple levels.” Christopher Jowaisis, Texas State Library
  32. Libraries have a long, proud, and successful history of collaboration, resources sharing and partnerships We have the skills. Perhaps more importantly, we have the DNA We invented resource sharing. We invented shared records and collections. Let’s take that ethos, let’s take what’s in our library DNA and magnify it. Let’s take everything we’ve learned about working well with each other, with other libraries redirect that to our communities. At every turn, let’s look for and nurture partnerships in our communities. Build off of those relationships we already have. Now more than ever we need to have not just satisfied customers, but strong advocates. And the only way to create that kind of advocacy and support is to engage our customer and invite them to co-create the library with us. When we do that, advocating for the library becomes the same as advocating for themselves, for their children, and for their community. In this way we will strengthen our libraries as we strengthen our communities. I have the greatest faith that in spite of the temporary economic dip, (and in some ways, because of it) we will emerge stronger and sounder, and well-positioned to play a vital role in the lives of those that we serve. Have a wonderful day!