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1 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Libraries of the Future Focus on Technology Piscataway Public Library Staff Development Day 5.11.07 Piscataway Public Library

2 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: – 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

3 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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

4 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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

5 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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

6 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 Setting the Stage

7 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Article Summary Format Agnostic Nomadic Multitasking Experimental Collaborative Integrated Principled Adaptive (Steve) Direct Piscataway Public Library Setting the Stage… Adaptive – Physical and Learning disabilities shouldn’t be a barrier to the services of the library.

8 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 Piscataway Public Library Setting the Stage (Summary) * the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information

9 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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

10 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University “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 Computing in the Library

11 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University ↑ # 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 Library Info on Devices

12 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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.comhttp://www.lynda.com Piscataway Public Library “alternate (non-print) content”

13 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 applications IM, Blogs, RSS, Podcasts, Social Networks, Wikis If you can program a VCR… Piscataway Public Library

14 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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** Piscataway Public Library Instant Messaging *Source: Wikipedia ** Pew Internet and American Life Project. Teens and Technology. 07/27/2005.

15 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Library Use of IM – IM for “Reference” – IM between staff members – Collaboration tool for students Libraries Using: – http://www.greenelibrary.info/im.asphttp://www.greenelibrary.info/im.asp – http://www.darienlibrary.org/contact.phphttp://www.darienlibrary.org/contact.php Piscataway Public Library Instant Messaging

16 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Demo – Watch as Steve IMs himself Yahoo Messenger: teddythedog67 Meebo: librarysteve Piscataway Public Library Instant Messaging

17 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 Piscataway Public Library Blogging *Source: Wikipedia

18 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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://morriscty.blogspot.com/ – http://52books.wordpress.com/http://52books.wordpress.com/ – Mount Laurel Library, INFODesk Blog – http://blogs.camdencountylibrary.org/teens/http://blogs.camdencountylibrary.org/teens/ – http://www.plymouth.edu/library/opac / (Blog OPAC)http://www.plymouth.edu/library/opac / Piscataway Public Library Blogging

19 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Demo – Making and adding an entry to a blog using blogger mooseyg67@yahoo.com Piscataway Public Library Blogging

20 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 RSS/Live Bookmarks

21 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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.cfmhttp://www.hclib.org/pub/search/RSS.cfm – http://www.kentonlibrary.org/aboutus/feeds/index.cfmhttp://www.kentonlibrary.org/aboutus/feeds/index.cfm Piscataway Public Library RSS/Live Bookmarks

22 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Demo – Steve shows his subscriptions in Yahoo Mail – Steve subscribes to a feed using bloglines KCPL Non-Fiction Piscataway Public Library RSS/Live Bookmarks

23 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 Podcasting

24 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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://podcast.denverlibrary.org/index.php?post_category=Nursery%20Rhymes – http://www.lansing.lib.il.us/podcast_directory.htmhttp://www.lansing.lib.il.us/podcast_directory.htm – http://www.libraryloft.org/podcasts.asphttp://www.libraryloft.org/podcasts.asp Piscataway Public Library Podcasting

25 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Demo – Steve makes a quick recording using audacity and his cheap mic Piscataway Public Library Podcasting

26 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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* – 3 rd most popular site in US – >100,000,000 users – Purchased by Rupert Murdoch for 580million – Average age @”29” Piscataway Public Library Social Networks *Source: Wikipedia

27 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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/theinformationplacehttp://www.myspace.com/theinformationplace – http://www.myspace.com/stonehamlibraryhttp://www.myspace.com/stonehamlibrary – http://myspace.com/denver_evolverhttp://myspace.com/denver_evolver Piscataway Public Library Social Networks

28 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Demo – Making a Simple profile on MySpace mooseyg67@yahoo.com Piscataway Public Library Social Networks

29 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Defined* – a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. – All wikis are not wikipedia Programs/Services – pbwiki, wikispaces, mediawiki, etc. Piscataway Public Library Wikis *Source: Wikipedia

30 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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_Pagehttp://seriesbinder.lishost.org/index.php/Main_Page – http://booklovers.pbwiki.com/Princeton%20Public%20Libraryhttp://booklovers.pbwiki.com/Princeton%20Public%20Library – http://wikis.ala.org/readwriteconnect/index.php/ALA_wikishttp://wikis.ala.org/readwriteconnect/index.php/ALA_wikis Piscataway Public Library Wikis

31 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Demo – Steve edits his Social Software Literacy class wiki http://russl.pbwiki.com Piscataway Public Library Wikis

32 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 Summary

33 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University 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 Lastly - Two Ideas

34 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Piscataway Public Library This presentation available: http://www.stevegarwood.com/classes/pplstaffday

35 Steve Garwood, Asst. Professor SCILS, Rutgers University Piscataway Public Library Questions/Parking Lot


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