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Libraries of the Future Focus on Technology. Piscataway Public Library Staff Development Day 5.11.07. Piscataway Public Library. Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University. Introduction Notes from bio: I’m 40 I live my life online My wife is a Librarian Beliefs:

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libraries of the future focus on technology

Libraries of the FutureFocus on Technology

Piscataway Public Library

Staff Development Day

5.11.07

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

slide2

Introduction

Notes from bio:

I’m 40

I live my life online

My wife is a Librarian

Beliefs:

Everyone is a techie/Little formal technology education

Technology w/out purpose is a waste

Not trying new things is a great way to be irrelevant

Who are you?

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

slide3

Introduction

Ground Rules

Questions/Comments

Bathroom

Stretching

Agenda

Setting the Stage

Background/Mission

Article/Discussion

Considerations w/some Examples & Demos

“Traditional”

Library2.0

Wrap Up/Questions

Timekeeper (1/2 hr)

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

slide4

Setting the Stage

A few things to start us in the mindset of thinking about the future…

First a Thank You…

Getting out of that rut…Hard enough keeping up

Convergence and Collaboration

The future is full of possibilities

Which means it’s scary/fun

Starting From/Going to…

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Setting the Stage

Piscataway Public Library Mission Statement

"In response to community needs, the Piscataway Public Library provides free and open access to information through professionally selected resources in a welcoming environment. We are a gateway to knowledge which enables the enrichment and empowerment of our whole community."

ALL Parts of the Library are important to make this happen!

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

slide6

Setting the Stage

A little reading

Let’s split into groups and briefly read an article (each table is a group)

Each group gets a section

1-2 sentence summary of your section. 1 person to say it.

The Article is about…I’m using it to…

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Setting the Stage…

Article Summary

Format Agnostic

Nomadic

Multitasking

Experimental

Collaborative

Integrated

Principled

Adaptive (Steve)

Direct

Adaptive – Physical and Learning disabilities shouldn’t be a barrier to the services of the library.

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Setting the Stage (Summary)

We need to:

Rethink

Repurpose

Repackage

Areas such as:

Info Literacy* (What’s a good source?)

Library as Place (actual/virtual)

Collections/Media (Print vs. other Media)

Services (Wireless, Food, other needs?)

2 ideas at end

*the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Considerations, Examples, Demos Part 1

“Traditional” areas to address:

Where/How can I “compute” in the library?

Online content

“New” media content

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Computing in the Library

“Issues”:

Laptop/Notebook computers sell better than desktops

More and more projects require collaboration/groups (and kids seem to work that way anyway)

Increasing amount of Multimedia online ... info isn’t just text

At the Library:

Computers (how are they set up? Privacy? Collaboration? Both? Can people hear? Are the machines fast enough?)

Wireless (here comes the need for wires)

Environment to work, talk, electric, light

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Library Info on Devices

↑ # of people use handheld devices to access information

Phones, PDA’s (Blackberries, Treos)

Is basic library info available?

Content for Mobile phones?

Push those vendors for SMS notification

Keep an eye out for SMS/Text services

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

slide12

“alternate (non-print) content”

ebooks, audiobooks, ejournals, audiojournals, audiozines?

ListenNJ, Overdrive, netLibrary, Questia, Tumblebooks,etc.

Aggregators/Portals

JerseyClicks merging that content

Podcast?/Vidcast? Screencast? Services

eLearning moving heavily into alternate formats

e.g. http://www.lynda.com

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Considerations, Examples, Demos Part 2

Enter library2.0

”attempt to harness the library user in the design and implementation of library services by encouraging feedback and participation”

Connect people together

6 examples of lib2.0 applicationsIM, Blogs, RSS, Podcasts, Social Networks, Wikis

If you can program a VCR…

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Instant Messaging

Defined*

Real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text

Programs

Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk, Meebo, Trillian, etc. etc. etc.

Some Statistics

75% of online teens IM**

42% of online adults IM**

50% of IMing teens (32% of all teens) IM every single day**

*Source: Wikipedia

** Pew Internet and American Life Project. Teens and Technology. 07/27/2005.

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Instant Messaging

Library Use of IM

IM for “Reference”

IM between staff members

Collaboration tool for students

Libraries Using:

http://www.greenelibrary.info/im.asp

http://www.darienlibrary.org/contact.php

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

demo watch as steve ims himself yahoo messenger teddythedog67 meebo librarysteve

Instant Messaging

Demo

Watch as Steve IMs himself

Yahoo Messenger: teddythedog67

Meebo: librarysteve

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

slide17

Blogging

Defined*

A blog (short for web log) is a website where entries are made and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject.

Programs/Services

Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Wordpress, Movable Type

*Source: Wikipedia

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Blogging

Library Use of Blogs/Blogging

Simple Announcements/News/Teen Zones

Book Club/Book Reviews

As the main interface for the homepage

For Staff Notes/Awareness

Libraries Using:

http://morriscty.blogspot.com/

http://52books.wordpress.com/

Mount Laurel Library, INFODesk Blog

http://blogs.camdencountylibrary.org/teens/

http://www.plymouth.edu/library/opac/(Blog OPAC)

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

demo making and adding an entry to a blog using blogger mooseyg67@yahoo com

Blogging

Demo

Making and adding an entry to a blog using blogger

mooseyg67@yahoo.com

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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RSS/Live Bookmarks

Defined

A way to create subscribable content (often automatically created by blog software) OR a way to subscribe to content

Nice tool to manage information overload and to help with information literacy by staying up to date on content

Programs/Services

Readers: bloglines, google reader, yahoo mail, etc.

Creators: feeder, feedforall

Other: feedburner

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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RSS/Live Bookmarks

Library Use of RSS/Live Bookmarks

Allow users to subscribe to content/updates

New books, etc.

Add other site feeds as content on library site

Teach use of RSS for info lit

Libraries Using:

http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/RSS.cfm

http://www.kentonlibrary.org/aboutus/feeds/index.cfm

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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RSS/Live Bookmarks

Demo

Steve shows his subscriptions in Yahoo Mail

Steve subscribes to a feed using bloglines

KCPL Non-Fiction

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Podcasting

Defined

A simple means of distributing audio content over the Internet

Fairly new “medium” but there is LOTS of good content available and it’s easy to make your own

Programs/Services

An inexpensive microphone, a computer OR iPod and recorder...

Audacity (Windows)/GarageBand (Mac) for recording (FREE)

libsyn for easy hosting and syndication

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Podcasting

Library Use of Podcasting

Storytimes

Recitation of original stories, poems, slams…

Educational content, Interviews

Scavenger Hunts

Libraries Using:

http://podcast.denverlibrary.org/index.php?post_category=Nursery%20Rhymes

http://www.lansing.lib.il.us/podcast_directory.htm

http://www.libraryloft.org/podcasts.asp

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

demo steve makes a quick recording using audacity and his cheap mic

Podcasting

Demo

Steve makes a quick recording using audacity and his cheap mic 

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Social Networks

Defined*

Social networks connect people with all different types of interests. (If you have a group of friends in person…this is the same idea but online)

Place to meet people and communicate

Programs/Services

MySpace, Facebook, Xanga, Friendster, Dogster, LinkedIn

Some Statistics on MySpace*

3rd most popular site in US

>100,000,000 users

Purchased by Rupert Murdoch for 580million

Average age @”29”

*Source: Wikipedia

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Social Networks

Library Use of Social Networks

Exposure…got to go where the people are (Access pts)

Teen/YA Groups

Using it as a teaching tool (appropriateness, freedom vs. responsibility)

Libraries Using:

http://www.myspace.com/theinformationplace

http://www.myspace.com/stonehamlibrary

http://myspace.com/denver_evolver

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

demo making a simple profile on myspace mooseyg67@yahoo com

Social Networks

Demo

Making a Simple profile on MySpace

mooseyg67@yahoo.com

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Wikis

Defined*

a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content.

All wikis are not wikipedia

Programs/Services

pbwiki, wikispaces, mediawiki, etc.

*Source: Wikipedia

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Wikis

Library Use of Wikis

Staff Day Planning (or anything that needs planning with multiple people)

Series Fiction Reader’s Advisory

Adult Summer Reading Book Reviews

Libraries Using:

http://seriesbinder.lishost.org/index.php/Main_Page

http://booklovers.pbwiki.com/Princeton%20Public%20Library

http://wikis.ala.org/readwriteconnect/index.php/ALA_wikis

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

demo steve edits his social software literacy class wiki http russl pbwiki com

Wikis

Demo

Steve edits his Social Software Literacy class wiki

http://russl.pbwiki.com

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Summary

These are just some of the issues/tools that we should consider for the future

imho, the future will be about service, the only difference will be how that service will be done.

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

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Lastly - Two Ideas

Group Up

10 minutes to come up with 2 things Piscataway could do

based on what you wrote individually

Groups will call out your 2 favorites

I’d like your index cards at the end

Prize to the “best”

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

this presentation available http www stevegarwood com classes pplstaffday
This presentation available:

http://www.stevegarwood.com/classes/pplstaffday

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University

questions parking lot
Questions/Parking Lot

Piscataway Public Library

Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor

SCILS, Rutgers University