Presentation on theme: "Libraries Building Community and Library 2.0 Michelle McLean Information Librarian."— Presentation transcript:
Libraries Building Community and Library 2.0 Michelle McLean Information Librarian
A Land Down Under Size = 95% of USA mainland Population = 7% of USA US - 1 librarian per 1886 people (2004 US Dept of Labour) OZ - 1 librarian per 1939 people (2001 Census)
Australian Initiatives Libraries Building Community Libraries Building Community Reports Text appeal Inside a dog Web 2.0 Picture Australia/Flickr Libraries Interact Second Life and Virtual Libraries Interact
Libraries Building Community Study of public libraries by State Library Victoria Initial study 2005, update due April 2007 Reports: Setting the scene, logging the benefits, bridging the gaps, showcasing the best Library census 2006 http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/about/information/public ations/
Showcasing the best 2005 Developing social capital Building individual skills Reaching out to communities Providing a gateway to information
Library Census 2006 Cover all 45 public library services 33,000 people surveyed Representative of all age groups, cultural groups, family backgrounds and geography Mainly borrowing books, activities High satisfaction with library services
Showcasing the best 2007 Retains same format as 2005 New in-depth case studies Snapshots of other projects Revisit some projects from 2005
Text Appeal - Literary Dating Hosted by the State Library of Victoria Based on Belgiums lib-dating program Run over 4 nights in Dec 06, Jan - Feb 07 $20 per person, wine & light refreshments All booked out!
Text Appeal - Literary Dating 320 attended 200 on waiting list Media coverage International interest Cost recovery Future?