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Library service in Arlington: Past,
Present, and Future
Where we’ve been, where we are, where I think we might be
head...
Library History Short Quiz
What year was the first library in
Arlington established?
1.1835"
2.1837"
3.1892
What year was the first library in
Arlington established?
1.1835!
2.1837"
3.1892
Arlington was home of the first
free public library in the country?
1. True"
2. False
False. We are home to the first free
continuous children’s library in the country.
The library set a new circulation record
in 1875 by circulating how many items?
1. 7,785"
2. 17,785"
3. 27,785
The library set a new circulation record
in 1875 by circulating how many items?
1. 7,785"
2. 17,785!
3. 27,785
FY 2012 set a new circulation record at

665,437" " 

Today’s library: “More popular than
iPhone 5”
● Circulation: 665,437"
● Attendance: 325,550"
● Community Room Use: 1,053"
● Reference: 92,274"
● ILL Processed: 141,439"...
More people visit Massachusetts public
libraries each year than attend entire
seasons of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins,
an...
What will the future of libraries look like?
(or, what keeps me up awake at night)
Game changers that will impact library
service (opportunities, not threats)
Rise of digital natives
According to Pew Internet
Research…
●“When asked what device they
normally use to access the internet,
25% of smartphone o...
Services will have to be available 24/7,
wherever people are, on their device of choice
“The job of the 20th century library
was to bring the world to the
community. The job of the 21st
century library is to ta...
Intelligently utilize emerging technology

Maker Space / Maker Faire
Save the date:
Kickoff event"
May 11, 2013 in
the Town Hall
Auditorium
Community Connection
Thank you!
● http://robbinslibrary.org"
● E-mail: rlivergood@minlib.net
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
Arlington Libraries: past, present, and future
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  1. 1. 
 
 Library service in Arlington: Past, Present, and Future Where we’ve been, where we are, where I think we might be heading, and some key factors why…" (all covered in just 15 minutes!)
  2. 2. Library History Short Quiz
  3. 3. What year was the first library in Arlington established? 1.1835" 2.1837" 3.1892
  4. 4. What year was the first library in Arlington established? 1.1835! 2.1837" 3.1892
  5. 5. Arlington was home of the first free public library in the country? 1. True" 2. False
  6. 6. False. We are home to the first free continuous children’s library in the country.
  7. 7. The library set a new circulation record in 1875 by circulating how many items? 1. 7,785" 2. 17,785" 3. 27,785
  8. 8. The library set a new circulation record in 1875 by circulating how many items? 1. 7,785" 2. 17,785! 3. 27,785
  9. 9. FY 2012 set a new circulation record at
 665,437" " 

  10. 10. Today’s library: “More popular than iPhone 5”
  11. 11. ● Circulation: 665,437" ● Attendance: 325,550" ● Community Room Use: 1,053" ● Reference: 92,274" ● ILL Processed: 141,439"   Popularity by the numbers:
  12. 12. More people visit Massachusetts public libraries each year than attend entire seasons of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics combined.
  13. 13. What will the future of libraries look like? (or, what keeps me up awake at night)
  14. 14. Game changers that will impact library service (opportunities, not threats)
  15. 15. Rise of digital natives
  16. 16. According to Pew Internet Research… ●“When asked what device they normally use to access the internet, 25% of smartphone owners say that they mostly go online using their phone, rather than with a computer.”
  17. 17. Services will have to be available 24/7, wherever people are, on their device of choice
  18. 18. “The job of the 20th century library was to bring the world to the community. The job of the 21st century library is to take the community to the world.” - Jamie LaRue, Douglas County Libraries Director
  19. 19. Intelligently utilize emerging technology

  20. 20. Maker Space / Maker Faire Save the date: Kickoff event" May 11, 2013 in the Town Hall Auditorium
  21. 21. Community Connection
  22. 22. Thank you! ● http://robbinslibrary.org" ● E-mail: rlivergood@minlib.net

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