The Future of Libraries and Social Media

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This is for some presentations I'm doing for the Ohio Library Council 2013 conferences in Toledo and Independence. I'm discussing how social media will effect the way librarians interact with patrons.

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The Future of Libraries and Social Media

  1. 1. “Here, then, is the point at which I see the newmission of the librarian rise up incomparablyhigher than all those preceding. Up until thepresent, the librarian has been principallyoccupied with the book as a thing, as a materialobject. From now on he must give his attentionto the book as a living function. He mustbecome a policeman, master of the ragingbook.”Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset 1934Check out Friday Internet Marketing withSage & Greg each Friday at 3:15 Easternhere: http://www.sagerock.com/live/
  2. 2. “Studies show that patrons aremore engaged with libraries whenthey have a relationship with alibrarian,”- Lisa Arnold, who managesgrants and library programs forthe Allen foundation.Check out Friday Internet Marketing withSage & Greg each Friday at 3:15 Easternhere: http://www.sagerock.com/live/
  3. 3. “The technology opportunities areadditive. The librarian shouldremain at the center.”Sue Coliton, the Paul G. AllenFamily Foundation vice presidentCheck out Friday Internet Marketing withSage & Greg each Friday at 3:15 Easternhere: http://www.sagerock.com/live/
  4. 4. http://www.faronics.com/assets/the-fut
  5. 5. What about bookless libraries? Most content is simply not available digitally to license and purchase. But should libraries be about books at?Check out Friday Internet Marketing withSage & Greg each Friday at 3:15 Easternhere: http://www.sagerock.com/live/
  6. 6. Needs that aren’t being filled: • People don’t know how to search smartly. • People don’t understand social media privacy. • People don’t understand Internet safety issues for their families.Check out Friday Internet Marketing withSage & Greg each Friday at 3:15 Easternhere: http://www.sagerock.com/live/
  7. 7. What do you think of the future of libraries?Check out Friday Internet Marketing withSage & Greg each Friday at 3:15 Easternhere: http://www.sagerock.com/live/

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