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Keynote for Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference


  • 1.Library 2.0 in the Real World Meredith Farkas Norwich University

2. So what is library 2.0? 3. Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information 4. Web 2.0: Democratized Participation 5. Revolutionary or evolutionary? 6. What is different now? 7. Technology has enabledTechnology has enabled us to do so much moreus to do so much more 8. but were no longer thebut were no longer the only game in town.only game in town. 9. Library 2.0 is a state of mindWorking to meet changing user needs Trusting our users (radical trust) Getting rid of the culture of perfect Aware of emerging technologies and opportunities Looking outside of the library world for applications, 10. What do you think when you read these headlines? New Open Source Social Catalog (SOPAC) 2.0 Debuts in Darien Public Library Columbus Metropolitan Library chooses Aquabrowser as its visual discovery interface DCPL iPhone application ready for download The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County has videos on YouTube 11. Wow! Thats pretty cool, but...We dont have programmers on staff to make stuff like that happen. We dont have the money to make stuff like that happen. Our patrons dont use iPhones. We dont have the equipment to create videos. 12. Does this mean 2.0 technologies arent meant for small libraries? 13. 2.0 technologies are for ALL libraries!Allow libraries to more easily communicate, collaborate and connect with patrons online Options at all price points (free to $$$) Options for all levels of tech- savvy Options for all types of patrons (tech-savvy to computer novices) 14. 2.0 technologies can allow libraries to... 15. Communicate with their users 16. Share knowledge more effectively 17. Become More Transparent 18. Highlight Collections 19. Be where our users are 20. Collect Local Knowledge 21. Building Organization 2.0 22. Avoid technolust 23. Know your users 24. Develop a Learning Culture 25. Develop a Risk- Tolerant Culture 26. Give Staff Time for Creative Endeavors 27. Encourage Network-Building 28. Involve Staff from All Levels in Planning I can haz your cooperation? 29. Create partnerships 30. Time Must be Devoted to all This 31. Consider maintenance and sustainability 32. Assess,Assess,Assess! 33. Thanks! AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint .com 34. Photo Credits Day 255: Magic Wand by Amanky Library 2.0 Meme Map by Gerard Bierens Digitage Web 2.0 by ocean.flynn The hopeless drunker part 3 by Roberto Arias RISK #2 by Bjornar Farm Cat Group by weesmalldoll The Spongebob Square, Er, Roundpants Juggle by Cayusa sunny day by jessamyn