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1 Libraries in a Google world “need for libraries to reassert their identity as providers of balanced and significant information in a world reliant on Google”

2 About us UTS Student population = 35,772 (EFTSL 23,345) Library has 200+ computers Information literacy: 972 sessions reaching 21,768 clients 1 million+ door count p.a. Image credits: Mal Booth

3 Collaboration Knowledge Culture Where UTS library is heading Graphic: Copyright UTS Library designed by Thomas Fethers

4 Culture Providing inspiration Adding context to the knowledge Recognising UTS achievements Neutral space Spaces for interaction Competitions Collections Graphic: Copyright UTS Library designed by Thomas Fethers

5 Knowledge Exciting curiosity Search Discovery New service model New technology Graphic: Copyright UTS Library designed by Thomas Fethers

6 Collaboration Inter-disciplinarity Community Joint projects Showcase work Graphic: Copyright UTS Library designed by Thomas Fethers Chris Gaul UTS Artist in residence

7 The post print world content curation we spend too much time worrying about the containers of stuff convening – anything that extends the learning commons into a thinking commons - and be a participant not just a facilitator nurturing in a consulting environment rather than training beyond transactions to outcome based service design build capacity: beyond rationing to abundance encourage rather than limit use of the resources when it's all made electronic we’re in the app business now get to know our market base in terms of what people's needs are, so we can do predictive behavioural modelling a post print world we are not going to be in the information business, w will be in the transformation business beyond information to transformation sense making is the valuable part of what we do we will be in the "meaning" business as long as we keep focused on making meaning for people we will be fine Notes from Joan Frye-Williams Intelligent Information Symposium 2012 Slides available here:

8 Cultural change Planning day Sustainability Engagement Encourage creativity in staff Employing people who don’t know the rules Employ young people and ask their opinion Look outside the library for answers to problems

9 Information literacy Play day Game based learning Mobile searching Google Skills YouTube screencasts Flexible delivery QR codes Social media Diigo

10 Information Literacy – the future They like to watch Image used under creative commons licence:

11 Future of the book - collections Libraries as book warehouses Access to computers & group work as a staple teaching practice Redesigning to create collaborative learning spaces Libraries weeding, discarding and/or storing offsite Non-government libraries particularly vulnerable Financial pressure to reduce physical holdings Image: Katey Nicosia

12 Students not such great readers Academics concerned at the demise of the book and its place in their students’ study patterns and lives Highly emotive issue for library staff and for clients Academic staff consultation Librarians as subject experts We need to manage and communicate this better!..the Library … is clearing out books and magazines wholesale, on the assumption that students can find what they need online. The Library there is being gutted, and staff members are scrambling to store the books in their offices… Personal communication 4/6/12 Future of the book – collections #2

13 “The book of the future” “The human mind will despair, perhaps of power to deal with the illimitable mass. May we hope that when things come to such a crisis, human labour of the literary sort may be in part superseded by machinery?” “Machinery has done wonders, and when we think of what literature is becoming it is certainly to be wished that we could read it by machinery, and by machinery digest it.” From The Pall Mall Gazette, September 15 th, 1879


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