Presentation on theme: "The New Normal for Libraries National Perspective."— Presentation transcript:
The New Normal for Libraries National Perspective
The Bad or Good News The Bad or The Good News
How Libraries stack up : 2010
Taking care of business
Hot spots Most public libraries provide free wireless Internet access for their users. Nearly 12,000 now offer free Wi-Fi. Thats more than Starbucks, Barnes & Noble or Borders.
Its in our wallets Library cards are about as prevalent as credit cards.
Getting technical More libraries5,400offer technology training classes than there are computer training businesses in the U.S.
Movie night Every day, Americans borrow 2.1 million DVDs from libraries
Lets meet More public libraries offer free meeting rooms than there are conference centers, auditoriums and convention facilities combined.
Career assistance when we need it most
No ticket required
On the move
The Bad News
Newark Dallas Queens Los Angeles Houston Seattle Fort Worth Huntsville-Madison County Birmingham New York Montclair (NJ) Illinois Cooperatives Boston Charlotte-Mecklenburg Wheaton (IL) Trenton (IL) Camden (NJ) Mount Vernon (NY) Buffalo & Erie County Charleston (SC) Natchez (MS) Evanston (IL) Milwaukee Bellingham (WA) Portland (ME) Bethlehem (PA) Columbus-Lowndes County Fairfax (VA) Indianapolis-Marion County Longview, (TX) Phoenix Washington, DC Lexington (KY) Miami-Dade
Johnson County Library KC Science, Inc Partners Kansas City Public Television Science City at Union Station Science Pioneers Pathfinder Science
Boston Public Library Kids with Asthma Can! Partners Bostons Childrens Museum Boston Public Library Childrens Hospital Boston Boston Public Health Commission
Haines Public Library The Voices Project Partner KHNS public radio
Free Library of Philadelphia Philadelphia Partnership for Peace Partners House of UMOJA WXPN-FM – Univ. of Pennsylvania public radio Atwater Kent Museum
Enoch-Pratt Free Library Virtual Supermarket Partner Baltimore Department of Health
Columbus Metropolitan Library Ready –to-Read Corps Partners United Way Nationwide Insurance
Alachua County Library Library Partnership Partners DCF Partnership for Strong Families
Brooklyn Public Library Todays Teens Tomorrows Techies (T4) 120 Teens 8 Days A lifetime of skills
Johnson County Library GovFest for Entrepreneurs One stop shop connecting business with government & non-profit resources 400+ participants
Queens Library Queens Library HealthLink 16 Cancer Action Centers were created 4,000 people accessed Centers
Orange County Library System OCLS Mobile App for iPhone & iPad touch 3600 views per month
Cuyahoga County Public Library Renew By Text Tech savvy interactivity
Columbus Metropolitan Library Technical Services Turnaround Time 1.5 days turnaround Down from 3 weeks
Daniel Boone Regional Library Library-to-go Lockers Eds Quik Stop