Future-proof your library

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Future-proof your library

  1. 1. Future-proof Your LibraryKentucky School Library AssociationSeptember 30, 2011Wendy StephensBuckhorn High School, New Market, Ala.http://wendysteadmanstephens.com
  2. 2. paleofuturism
  3. 3. Future-proof Your Collection
  4. 4. “They don’t make paper books anymore…” Are we post-print?
  5. 5. Did your administrator get an e-reader for Christmas?
  6. 6. Student AWaiting on WednesdayPeak Oil3rd ereader in thehouseholdBacklist (completist)Doesn’t share
  7. 7. Student BBrigadoonFree books (at thelibrary, at B&N,through the Nookbookstore, scribd)Volume reader of genrefictionNot concerned aboutquality
  8. 8. A new ownership model
  9. 9. Be the expert on ebooks * *that doesn’t mean you can’t be skeptical also, that doesn’t mean you have to circulate hardware
  10. 10. What are weleaving behind?
  11. 11. What are weleaving behind?
  12. 12. What are we leaving behind?
  13. 13. Stillgrapplingwithe-typesetting(e-editing,e-marketing,e-writing)
  14. 14. design
  15. 15. design
  16. 16. persuasive design
  17. 17. http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/02/02/133404891/a-parade-restored-a-maurice-sendak-mural-goes-from-bedroom-to-gallery
  18. 18. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  19. 19. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  20. 20. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  21. 21. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  22. 22. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  23. 23. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  24. 24. e has the potential to be paradigm shift
  25. 25. When thehardwaredoesn’tsupport thesoftware…
  26. 26. And who knows what the next generation of ereaders will bring?
  27. 27. At .07 centsa use,NicholasSparks isn’ta candidatefor ebooks.
  28. 28. At $152 peruse,curricularsupport is abettercandidatefor “e.”
  29. 29. What about thein-betweens,informationwhich doesn’t ageand can be readin a variety ofways?
  30. 30. The curious case of nonfiction….
  31. 31. Future-proof Your Position
  32. 32. Recognize it
  33. 33. Our image problem is real
  34. 34. Show students learning, not us teaching….
  35. 35. …or posing…
  36. 36. …or looking bored or superfluous.
  37. 37. Never let them photograph the library without students in the picture...
  38. 38. Bepsychic
  39. 39. Delight in the fixed schedule
  40. 40. Get a guru
  41. 41. (or,better yet,gurus)
  42. 42. Introduce your faculty and students to newtechnologies
  43. 43. Learn the local technologies
  44. 44. Prepare for augmented realities
  45. 45. Prepare for augmented realities
  46. 46. Advocate for student-owned hardware
  47. 47. Keep a finger in every pie
  48. 48. You are the product
  49. 49. Fight the filter bubble
  50. 50. Future-proof Reading
  51. 51. Reading is social
  52. 52. Reading is social
  53. 53. Reading is social
  54. 54. Read more than ever
  55. 55. Exploit the long tail
  56. 56. Curate hyper-local content
  57. 57. Let readers drive acquisitions
  58. 58. and programming
  59. 59. recommender systems
  60. 60. recommender systems
  61. 61. recommender systems
  62. 62. recommender systems
  63. 63. recommender systems
  64. 64. recommender systems
  65. 65. Recommender systems include human systems
  66. 66. Fake it
  67. 67. and fresh required reading options
  68. 68. Admit the fallibility of print.
  69. 69. Realizeadvocacyfatigueexists
  70. 70. Provide opportunities
  71. 71. Help redefine abilities
  72. 72. Future-proof Your LibraryKentucky School Library AssociationSeptember 30, 2011Wendy StephensBuckhorn High School, New Market, Ala.http://wendysteadmanstephens.com

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