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New Developments in Library Services

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  1. NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN LIBRARY SERVICES Being a Librarian in the Information Age

  2. Points to be covered: • Librarianship in The 21st Century • OPAC vs Card Catalog • It’s a Digital World! • Social Networking and The Library

  3. Librarianship in the 21st century • Patrons are becoming more tech oriented, and they expect their libraries to follow suit. • Library staff must be tech savvy in order to serve patrons better.

  4. OPAC vs CARD CATALOG • The majority of libraries have gone to an online catalog. • Patrons are often confused about how to utilize the OPAC effectively. • Catalog interfaces are not always standard from one library to another.

  5. It’s a digital world! • Libraries are becoming the go-to place for people to learn how to use their devices. • Ebooks and audio downloads are becoming more popular.

  6. Statistics: Who Uses Social Networking Sites Current information as of January, 2014 Social networking and the library • According to the Pew Research Center, 74% of all internet users are involved in social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter. • Libraries can use this trend to their advantage.

  7. In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim. –Linton Weeks Pamela J.S. Mann ENG 340 Business Writing Outside Sources Used: http://unshelved.com http://www.pewinternet.org