LIBR 287 - Lori Bell Speaker

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A quick look at seminar 2. Thanks. So our goals for today are to review the course to
date, take a look at Seminar number 2, schedule some presentation times. Or at least I'll
show you how to schedule some presentation times. We're coming up on the presentations
the 17th through the 24th. And Lori today is going to talk about, you know, very specifically
-- the kinds of stuff that you're going to be doing in that presentation, she's already
done. So here we are, right about -- well, this got rescheduled -- so here we are. And
this also got rescheduled for the 4th. But here we are on the 3rd, in the middle of Lecture
number 5. And the Delphi, Teams 1 and 2, should have their initial surveys up and running
by the 10th -- I'm sorry, not the surveys, but their own work, their own reporting on
Delphi. And there was a question whether we were going to continue on with the same set
of technologies or whether we wanted to look at a different set of technologies entirely.
And my answer to that in the quorums was, we're now moved off to the two- to three-year
timeframe. So previously we were in the zero to one-year to mainstream timeframe. And Lori's
going to talk a little bit more about the Horizon report. I had a quick glance at her
slides. Then Team 2 will be doing the collections. If you guys have not seen the collection done
by Team 1, you have to go take a look at that. The LibGuide is just stunning. They did an
amazing degree of work on that. And then, presentations. So let's chat about the presentations.
This is a 10 to 15 minute presentation, just like we're doing here in Elluminate. I need
you to give me slides and then I'll take those slides and turn them into images. I can't
do application sharing or go off to Websites or do anything fancier than that just for
time's sake. So please, give me some slides. You can draw on them if you want to during
the presentation, but they really need to be, you know, just a straight old PowerPoint.
There's no transitions or any of that stuff. It all goes away. So these are some of the
things you can talk about in your advocacy presentation. In the previous class, but more
in , this was the second part of a one-piece where you wrote a long paper and then you
came and gave the presentation. And for our course, I got rid of the long paper so that
we could do some of the other things. So this is the presentation you would give to advocate
for a given technology or program that you are designing. So I'm going to use a tool
called Doodle. And I will send you the link. It's a long link. These are the times that
are available. You don't have to choose them or tell me anything right now. And, you know,
you'll have this link as soon as we're done with the session. You'll be able to go and
tell me which of these times do not work for you. And with a group this small, it's going
to be really hard for us to get together and have, you know, a nice set of people presenting.
So please, you know, be pretty liberal here. If you can move something around, if you can
switch something in your schedule, please don't mark that as not available. So this
isn't -- I've had some people in the past used it as, well, I know that I'm going to
be presenting 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, so I'll mark everything else as unavailable. And that
causes a little bit of problems. So it's a web-based form. If you go in, you mark off
the --oh! Does it say 1:00 a.m.? Take all those as p.m.'s Sorry. I'll change those in
the -- So everything time 3, these are all p.m.'s, 1 to -- well you'll see them. I'll
send you the link to the form. Do you all understand that? And this is another p.m.
as well. Okay.
So anyway, those are the times that I'm looking at10:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 6:00 on those dates.
So when I send you the Doodle form, mark off the ones that you can't do. And please be
generous and mark off as many as you -- again, only mark off a few if they're absolute dire
conflict, mark them off. Because I want to get us in groups so we can see each other
presenting. And we can record those and those are part of your portfolio as well. That counts
toward M, the public speaking, as well as one of the three technologies. Okay, so with
that said, let me ask, any questions? I'll ask our -- everything is daytime, Sue. And
then I have the 6:00 to 7:00 or 7:30 times. Well there are two weekends in that set, you
can see, the 19th and the 20th. Lots of times on the weekends. If there's no other questions
on that quick ramble of mine, let's go ahead and get started with Lori. Okay, great. So let me give a more formal
introduction to Lori. I'm a huge fan. I don't think I would have this job if it weren't
for her. She, as a Director of Automation Services at Alliance Library System in Peoria,
Illinois, she wrote a million dollars worth of successful technology grants and helped
45 rural and small-town libraries connect to the Internet. She coordinated several collaborative
digitization projects including Illinois Alive and Early Illinois Women and Other Unsung
Heroes. At the same time, she organized, and in many cases presented, 50 technology programs
a year for member libraries. Lori's been collaborating with academic libraries and she did one of
the first 24-7 virtual reference projects. And Lori can tell you probably a little bit
more about the amazing conference schedule that she's put together. I don't know a person
who knows Lori who's not amazed at how productive she is in what she does. So with that, I will
turn it over to Lori Bell, who's also a lecturer, like me, here at San Jose State.
Jeremy, thanks for the great introduction. And I just want to put in a plug for Jeremy,
too. Although he hasn't worked in a library, per se, through his work at San Jose State,
he's done a lot of groundbreaking, innovative work and teaching on emerging technologies.
So before we get started, I want to give you a fun little quiz. It'll only take a few minutes.
And what this is is to discover what kind of technology user you are. So if you would
just take, you know, about five minutes to take that, and then we'll share the results
with each other.
Don, can you give the description for a roving node. I've never had somebody be that, so
I'm not sure what that is. Well thanks, Jeremy. Anthony, did you take it at all?
Yes, Lori. I turned out to be the ambivalent networker.
When you read that description, Anthony, does that sound like you or not?
Yeah, there are parts of it that I agree with. Their basic description here is that you are
a person who has been able to, you know, bring mobile devices into your life through texting
and online social networking tools. But, sometimes you might find all this connectivity to be
a bit intrusive and you are confident in your ability to trouble-shoot devices and services.
And I'd agree with that to a certain extent, although actually I think I'm falling a little
bit behind the curve when it comes to mobile devices. I don't -- I have a dumb phone or
whatever they're calling them these days. I haven't quite made the leap, yet, into the
smart phone. I mean, I definitely see the appeal of having one, I just haven't -- it
might be a little too much. And I just need to kind of come around to that.
Okay, well great. I know you're not part of the class, but it's just interesting with
everybody in the room. Brandy , why do you feel you're more of an ambivalent networker
and a digital collaborator?
Well, I think really because I do find the fact that I think it's more about other people's
expectations. Like, oh, you have a phone, or oh, you're online, or oh, you're on Facebook.
We can get you anywhere, anytime, all the time. I think it's really other people that
push me into the ambivalence. I really enjoy the technology. I like to be kind of ahead
of it. I have a smart phone. My husband would tell me, you know, we're watching TV and when
I answered the, could I get rid of my TV question and it's like, yes! Because I'll be doing
something else. So I love the fact that I now can carry information at my fingertips
or, just while my husband's on a business trip, I can connect my smart phone to my laptop
and make it a hotspot and we can, you know, connect and video chat. But I think it's that
other people have this expectation that now you have to be connected all the time.
Okay, Jeremy. Well, let's hope that that's a long time coming. What I've noticed, I've
been in libraries for over 25 years in a variety different positions that Jeremy talked about.
And I love the bleeding edge. The problem is that things are happening so quickly, it's
a lot harder to keep up with things than it was even five years ago. So, bleeding edge
technology is, you know, in libraries, well anywhere, takes a lot of criticism. Bleeding
edge technology is so new that you're willing to risk unreliability and greater expense
to try it. You don't want to wait for somebody else to try it. You want to be the first one
out there trying something. Also, I feel that bleeding edge is riskier than cutting edge,
which I'll talk in a minute. And here, this is from Wikipedia. It says that bleeding edge
has been increasingly used to mean ahead of the cutting edge largely without the negative
risk-associated connotation concurrent with the term's use in more specific fields. I
think bleeding edge and cutting edge are in any field. Do any of you feel that you love
working with the bleeding edge in libraries? Anyone on the bleeding edge? Okay, anyone
on the cutting edge, which means you may not be the first to do it, but you're right up
there ahead of most of the other libraries? Okay, and here's another definition of cutting
edgeState-of-the-art, highest level of development of a device or a scientific field. Okay, so
let's talk a little bit about bleeding edge. A technology is bleeding edge when it contains
a degree of risk or possibly a significant downside to early adoption. Lack of consensus,
other ways of doing new things, and there's no indication which direction the market will
go, total unfamiliarity with the product, lack of knowledge, organizations are trying
implement a new technology or product but the trade journals haven't even started talking
about yet, either for or against. And then, industry resistance to change. Trade journals
and industry leaders have spoken against a new technology or product, but some organizations
are trying to implement it anyway because they are convinced it is technically superior.
Okay, here's the technology lifecycle. The bleeding edge, where technology shows high
potential, but hasn't demonstrated its value. Early adopters may win big or they may be
stuck with a white elephant. Leading edge, a technology that has proven itself in the
marketplace, but still new enough that it may be difficult to find knowledgeable personnel
to implement it. State-of-the-art, when everyone agrees that a particular technology is the
right solution. Dated, still useful, still implemented, but a replacement is readily
available. And obsolete, it's not maintained or implemented any longer. I know that you
guys have been talking about ebooks. Where would you put ebooks in this technology lifecycle?
Oh, go ahead Brandy.
I guess from the standpoint of the general population, I think that, you know, they're
kind of right in between bleeding edge and leading edge. But I think with, like, even
the new, you know, people are kind of getting them because there's still the digital divide.
And I know ebooks aren't always synonymous with ereaders, because people can read them
on their computers. So I would still kind of put them between bleeding and leading,
but I think from a library standpoint with, like, the recent news about Random House and
the 26 loans because that's the average loan of a paperback, is what they're saying, for
libraries because they don't have a policy or there's not a, you know, a real understanding
of how it's going to work in a marketplace. It can still be considered bleeding edge for
a library.
Okay, that was excellent. And I agree with everything you said. Does anybody else have
any ideas to add to that, where ebooks might be?
Increasingly in the academic library, we're seeing a higher purchase volume of them. And
that's just, you know, because of budgets and whatnot, I'm sure is what's driving a
lot of that. But it certainly -- and, you know, it's an access issue. So I think maybe
it's a little more widely adopted in the academic community over just the general public.
Okay, so you're thinking maybe it's maybe state-of-the-art. Everyone agrees that ebooks
is the right solution, they just haven't decided on a format yet. Jeremy, what does your letter
Sorry, I was just finding the source of the controversy that -- I forget which student
is was -- was talking about. So this is a Harper talking about -- well anyway, it's
a letter to librarians sort of trying to mollify the community about these limits.
Okay, are there any technologies or practices in libraries that you find are obsolete? Can
you name an obsolete technology? We'll talk more about this in a minute, but there are
a lot of ebook readers that are no longer implemented. They've been superseded by many
versions of other ebook readers. VHS tapes is right, and microfiche, too. Both of those.
Good job, guys. So, the technology acceptance cycle. Here are some of the types of people
and how they view technology. Innovators, more educated and more risk-oriented. Early
adopters -- and these are generalizations that, of course, are not always true. Early
adopters tend to be younger, more educated community leaders. Early majority, more conservative
but open to new ideas. Active in the community and influence neighbors. Late majority, older,
less educated, fairly conservative and less socially active. And laggards, who are very
conservative, usually older and less educated. What kind of technology adopter would you
say you are if you care to share?
I would call Jeremy Kemp definitely an innovator because he's very risk oriented and very out
there trying new and emerging technologies and making them work.
Why thank you, Lori. I think the key differences that -- I didn't understand this for a long
time. The difference, as I understand it, between early adopters and innovators is that
innovators are actually building stuff, they're actually in the process of watching the think
grow and change and they're involved in it. Early adopters aren't necessarily, you know,
making it their . They're purchasing it and they're using it very early, but they're not
building it. They're not creating stuff. So to me, that seemed like the biggest difference
between those two, which seemed -- you know, in the vernacular, they're pretty much the
same thing. Early adopters, innovators, you know, it's pretty much the same thing, but
really, it comes down to the act of creation or the act of really controlling what's happening.
Well, that's another reason why I would call you an innovator because, for those of you
who don't know, I met Jeremy in Second Life in 2007. And he was building, creating, the
first library school within Second Life, and in fact, one of the very first campuses in
Second Life. And so he was actually inventing something or creating it. So he was an innovator
in that regard. And also, he and a colleague developed an iPad course, which is the first
that's been available in any library program. So Jeremy, you are an innovator because you're
creating new things, new content. So, adoption process. Stage definition knowledge is when
you're first exposed to an innovation, but you lack information about it. You will be
more inspired to find information about it. Persuasion, the individual, you become very
interested in the innovation and you actively seek information and detail about it. Then
the decision process, you take the innovation and weigh the advantages and disadvantages
of using it. You research it and you decide whether to adopt or reject it. Implementation
is when you decide to implement the innovation and you determine the usefulness and search
for further information. And confirmation is -- the name of this could be misleading
-- but you have made the decision to continue using it and to use it to its full potential.
So I wanted to talk a little bit about technologies in the library field that I worked with when
they were bleeding edge. Oh, go ahead Jeremy.
Sorry. Just real quick. I wanted to point out that your presentations on the 17th are
really about getting people moving from this stage to this stage. So you're in the persuasive,
you're in the advocacy period. So you're taking people that probably have a definite knowledge
of what you're talking about and the technology and moving them towards a decision for either
an individual technology or a program.
Okay, yeah. So and sometimes things may never get back to the first or the second stage,
but this takes you through the different ways you look at things and make decisions about
them. So I started as a professional librarian in 1983. I'm just going to briefly talk about
each of these technologies that you may have heard of when they were bleeding edge and,
you know, the different things that made them bleeding edge. So in 1983, I was a children's
librarian at a public library, and the schools all had Apple IIe's, but there were very few
libraries that had Apple IIe's. So I wrote a grant and we got a public access Apple IIe.
And so the students came in there and adults came in who had never used a computer before.
But very quickly other libraries started getting Apple IIe's also. And most of the libraries
were getting Apple IIe's because the IBM compatible, the price wasn't low enough, there wasn't
enough out there for them to buy them. So at this time, when Apple IIe's became popular,
the IBM's just really weren't out there yet. All schools were on Apples. And then by the
'90's most public access computers in libraries were IBM and Apples just kind of disappeared.
Then in 1989, I worked at a library which had a bookmobile. And I wish I could say I
wrote the grant, but I didn't. The guy before me wrote a grant to automate the bookmobile
with cellular phones. And if you think about cellular phones, this was really early on.
Oh, go ahead Jeremy.
Oh, no. I'm sorry. I must have clicked something by accident. Sorry about that.
That's okay. So, here we were. We were going to be the first bookmobile in the nation to
automate using cellular phones. What we found out very quickly that the fastest speed was
14.4. A lot of you may not even be able to remember that speed, but it's so slow. And
at a lot of the bookmobile stops, we'd have tons of kids and we'd be waiting, you know,
it felt like forever for each transaction. So, although this was bleeding edge and exciting,
we had to back out of it and just keep track of transactions on a floppy disk. It was too
soon. It really -- the service just wasn't ready for cellular phone because the speed
was so slow, and also the cost was very high. You had to pay by the minute. And so we were
paying huge bills for slow circulation. So this is an example of something that was really
bleeding edge and just not ready for prime time. The next technology I want to talk about
is videoconferencing. Now we take it for granted, but back in 1996, I was with a library system
that had four different offices across the state. And we wanted a way to offer staff
meetings and continuing education through videoconferencing. And at that time, hardly
anyone was offering that. I remember going to a conference and they were doing video
conferencing, and again, the rate was 14.4. And a little piece of the picture would appear,
and then another one, very slowly, like a puzzle. And it took three to five minutes
to get one image up so that we could see it. So, we were able to find a system that worked
well over, you know, like a TI line, a fast phone line, but it was very expensive. And
the equipment was very expensive, too. So we did get a lot of use out of that, but we
kept an eye on things because, you know, equipment came down, prices came down. We needed that
technology, but we had to stay on top of it to make it work. Any questions so far?
Did you try taking Polaroid pictures and faxing them to each other? Now I think that also
the 14.4 modem in the bookmobile, I wonder if it would be useful for someone to be on
a terminal in a library and someone in the -- sorry -- in the truck to be on the phone.
So there's no computer interaction, but you just have a person talking and checking out
books that way.
I don't know. It might have worked, but it was 22 years ago and now they've got it down
and it works just fine, as you can imagine. Digital imaging, you know, more and more libraries
are putting their historical materials up on the Web. And it's amazing how many technological
advances were not that long ago. The first grant in Illinois to do digital imaging was
to put up things on Abraham Lincoln. And now, we're looking at ways to make digital imaging
more interactive. Just putting flat images on a Website is not too interactive for people.
So now libraries are looking at ways to make things interactive and get the community involved.
And I don't know if you're aware of it, but ebooks really came out in 1999, 2000. And
one was called the Rocket ebook, which was a lot like the cable mount was a little bigger,
a little heavier, but it was a dedicated reading device. And we did a project in a couple colleges
using that device and also a Franklin eBookman, which was horrible. But it was the first ereader
with -- -- ereader that had PDA qualities or functions like recording and things. There
were a lot of problems with ebooks at that time. And at that time, nobody thought they
would last. Tom Peters and I took so much flak for even trying ebooks. Nobody thought
they'd ever go anywhere. And look, ten years later, Amazon is selling more ebooks than
paper books. So that was the bleeding edge. There were a lot of readers that came out
that just didn't work well or had a lot of problems. Then finally, we have choices for
some good ereaders. Blogs, people were just starting in 2001, 2002. They're not that old
either. And they started out as diaries or online journals for people, a lot of professional
development tools. And then virtual reference. The first chat reference in libraries started
in 1999, 2000. And the two people that really started it in the library field, Susan McGlamry
and Steve Kaufman , saw that stores like Land's End on the Web would have a box you could
click to chat with somebody if you needed help with the Website. And they thought, why
not do this for libraries? So that grew very quickly, too. PDA's in medical libraries just
really started in 2001, 2002. And now, after really -- I mean, it's just a service medical
libraries offer. Digital audio books, it seems they've been around for a very long time,
but really Overdrive and Net Library and some of the others just got started in 2004. The
actual first digital audio book company, and I can't remember the name of it right now,
but was set up for consumers to download titles. And they did not want to work with libraries.
And then Overdrive, who had been working with ebooks, got involved in the digital audio
books. And look, now, how many libraries offer these. And Web conferencing. In 2004, I worked
on some projects to offer book discussions and things using Web conferencing. But for
libraries, it just really wasn't used that much until early 2000's. Playaways are digital
audio books that are on an independent player that you can check out from the library. They
just really stared in 2005. And Virtual Worlds' libraries first got involved in 2006. And
Jeremy, I don't know about you, but I took a lot of criticism for spending time in Second
Life. And you'll find when you're on the bleeding edge, people criticize, they'll make you feel
bad like you're wasting your time. And you just have to go with what you think is right.
Virtual Worlds have not --
to be honest, I thought there would be more libraries and groups involved in Virtual Worlds
right now and they're not. But libraries still are involved there and I still think we're
going to be moving to a 3D Web browser. And then we talked a little bit about interactive
digital image, multimedia projects. And also, handheld mobile library services and SNF reference.
The first library I'm aware of that I did SNF reference was in 2005. But in 2009, it
became much more widespread, and libraries became much more aware things they need to
offer on a mobile platform. So how do you keep up with everything? Blogs, there are
some really good blogs out there, like Michael Stephens' Tame the Web and Meredith Farkas'
Information Wants to Be Free. There are a lot of really good blogs that will help you
keep up. Articles, you know, in library magazines and also in trade magazines, technology magazines.
Books, although the books tend to be a little behind by the time they're published. You
can get a great overview of a specific topic with a book. Websites, when I'm looking to
do a new project, I visit a lot of other library Websites and see what they're doing and what
their results are, and sometimes even email someone if I have questions. Electronic lists.
There are some really good discussions on some electronic lists like with the LEDA discussion
group and Web for Lib. Workshops. I tend to go to online workshops and conferences, but
you learn as much or more in person. And then contacts that you make through classes and
through faculty members. These are all good ways to keep up. Library success. The best
practices Wiki is another great resource. If you're wondering what libraries are doing,
SNF's reference or what libraries are offering virtual reference, you can go here and find
the list of libraries that are doing exciting things. Then I looked briefly at the Horizon
Report and it's saying that the near term horizon is electronic books and mobiles, augmented
reality and game-based learning. I think that's really exciting. Have any of you heard about
augmented reality? I'll give you an example. What's interesting about augmented reality
is that with a lot of technologies, libraries aren't so place-based. With the libraries
collaborating in Second Life, they could be anywhere and they're collaborating to work
together and help people with reference requests no matter where they're from. But with augmented
reality, you know, it's fairly place-based. Here's an example. You could be in a town
and you're traveling down the street and on your mobile device you have a map of where
you are, but also pictures might pop up, audio might pop up, a menu of items about like a
historical church on the street. So you might look at old images, you might hear an audio
story. And these would pop up everywhere you go. And just a few weeks ago, I was part of
a group talking to the Lincoln Museum and they want to use augmented reality to take
a map, like of a battle, and as you look at the map, information about different spots
will come up and give you more information or stories about that battle. And I know a
company that is wanting to work with libraries to take their historical pictures and create
them into movies, create stories about them, so that when people are in that geographic
area, they have access to all that. So there's a lot of different things with augmented reality.
It's very exciting. And libraries have the materials to make it possible. Another thing
that is coming up is game-based learning. And I think that's a really popular trend
to help students look for information and making it fun. I know the company that will
create like a scavenger hunt for cell phones in your library. And so they have to follow
a series of tasks that teaches them. And they think it's a game. Sue, go ahead.
Oh, no. I don't know a whole bunch about it, but I think it's the technology that's when
broadcasters are showing play-by-play, like in replays of like when they draw stuff onto
the screens and stuff. And they're showing -- it think it's the technology that drives
like some of those, like, I think they've used in hockey. They probably use in other
sports, too, where you're seeing a different rendering of what the play was, of something
in motion. Is that correct?
I really don't know. I hadn't read about it being a part of sports, but it very well could
be. I think that there's a lot of different things that fit into augmented reality, and
it's kind of a subject that's hard to get your arms around and understand all the possibilities.
So thanks for sharing that, Sue. In four to five years NMC predicts gesture-based computing
and learning-based analytics. One thing I have found in NMC, which is a new media consortium,
they are on the bleeding edge of everything. They are on top of new technologies. Before
anyone else knows what they are, they're implementing them. And they have a lot of members that
are Ivy League colleges and things like that. So they're really an organization to keep
your eye on. So for you guys, what do you think are bleeding edge ideas for libraries,
bleeding edge versus cutting edge?
Lori, can you rephrase the question?
Sure. Of all the technologies out there now, what do you think are bleeding edge ideas?
I think applications that strip away people's privacy, like radically, radically strip away
their privacy and do it on purpose. I think it's a pretty interesting field. I think privacy
is a very -- it's a hot button issue for a lot of people, and there's a lot of opportunity
for innovation in that space, and I think that's what we're seeing with Facebook. I
think they're going to keep pushing that and pushing it and pushing it. You know, when
you hear someone get upset because they're going to offer a telephone number on that
site, and then you remember 20 years ago, all you had to do to get someone's telephone
number was go to the white pages. So, people have -- it's interesting. Privacy issues.
There's a lot of development opportunities for cutting-edge technology around privacy.
So for instance, holding up a phone and seeing around you, having the phone recognize everyone's
face and tell you what they're doing on the Internet socially. That sort of stuff. Really
kind of scary, freaky stuff, but it's cutting edge and it's going to come because the technology
and the processing power of these phones and the connectivity of the devices is going to
be there. So expect your children and your grandchildren to have completely different
visions of privacy.
That's a good one. I'm going to add that to my next presentation. Do those of you who
are left here, do you think libraries are on the top of these bleeding edge ideas or
do you think that we're falling behind? Go ahead, Brandy.
I was going to say that I think that they'll hardly ever be bleeding edge because, you
know, something I said earlier is that because they're generally, you know (and we're talking
about public or, you know, academic libraries, not special libraries because that's, I think,
a different animal) is that they're inherently bureaucratic. They're, you know, funded by
the public and they're very driven by the budgets that they have, which, you know, can
be easily constrained and that there's a process. And you know, libraries may have their IT
staff. You know, if they're a city, then they may be sponsored by the city's IT staff. So
they're going to have, I guess, a hard time being very, very out on the front cusp of
any issue.
Yes, good point. For those of you -- all of you will be looking for jobs soon when you
graduate -- is working in a place that does cutting-edge stuff important to you or not?
When you interview, it's going to be really important for you to ask what services they're
offering, and if they're not offering some of these, why they're not, because I think
that it will frustrate some of you who want to be offering things and keeping the library
out there on the cutting edge if the library is not doing those things.
Another thing to think about, too, is it's a quickly-changing field. If you have managers
or if you have settings that are unwilling to do things that are mainstream or even laggard,
you really have to wonder that the long-term viability of that institution in such a quickly
changing field. I mean, you don't have to do, you know, Second Life and augmented reality.
I mean, if the attitude of the organization is anti-change and anti-innovation, it doesn't
have a long lifespan.
Jeremy, I agree wholeheartedly. And the other point I would make is that not every library
can decide to do every single thing, you know? But if they're choosing a few things and doing
them, then that's what's important, you know? Nobody can do everything. And so if you're
in an interview situation and you're asking, you know, do you have Facebook, if they don't,
ask them why. See if they went through a decision-making process that it just wouldn't work for their
community for one reason or another, and not just that they ignored it on purpose.
SueI find that a really good point that you made, Lori, because with so many different
technologies and information sources and trends on the go, and new services, I think that
really will set some apart is if they can do a few things really well. So if they are
focused on, you know, channeling their energy to doing some services really well and if
they have that foundation, then they could look to, you know, growth and moving into
other areas. But until I think, you see something being done, you know, really sort of with
high competency, I think that's what will distinguish, you know, really good organizations
from others regardless of library types.
I agree, Sue. And that's another thing to keep in mind. Technology's changing so fast
and there's just no way every library could do everything. So they really have to look
at what's out there and make a good decision about what they want to offer and then also
to give it a chance. It may not work out, so they need to set a timeframe for trying
a new technology. Well, Jeremy, thank you for having me. I'm hoping that this is what
you wanted and thanks everybody for coming. I hope this was of interest and that you were
able to pick up something new. Thank you for coming.
Okay, that was wonderful. Thank you so much, Lori. And I think Jasmine came in in time
for Lori's speech, but still has -- I could still chat a little bit more about what's
going on in the course. Does anybody have any questions at first? I'll go back through
and take a look at the beginning of these slides here so you can see what we did. So
we reviewed the course, looked at Seminar 2. And scheduling the presentation times is
key, if you all see this. So I will email the link to this Web survey. And you need
to mark off the times that you're not available. So just click on the times that you're not
available, and try to click as few as possible, if you could. And then we'll try and get groups
of two or three. Oh, right. Sorry. There's a setting here in Elluminate which lets you
roam and I was roaming. There you go. Try to mark as few of these as possible, as conflicts,
so we can try and get two or three students in a presentation. That'd be ideal. So next
up here is your -- we should have the mini-project is done tomorrow. And the Delphi project due
March 10. So you'll have your Delphi survey results posted March 10. And the Team 2 will
come in. Is anybody here on Team 2? We'll come in and do the collection. Oh, okay great,
Sue. Sue, have you had a chance to go over and take a look at the LibGuide? Okay, well
be sure to take a look at that LibGuide. And I've heard it called 'Libe' Guide, and I actually
went into the forum of the company that makes the system and they said it was 'Lib' Guide.
So, just so you know. So that's all I have for you. If you don't have any questions,
let's go ahead and wrap it up.
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