FrankenLibraries or Librarytopia? Stephen Abram.Disruptions, questions (can we make transformational change?) the shades of gray professionals can put in the dramatised black and white discussions.Trends and what to spy for. The big opportunities and what libraries have to build.
Trudy Raymakers's insight:
Slide 68 of the presentation describes the basic position of Abram "Until lions learn to write their own story, the story will always be fro the perspective of the hunter not the hunted'.I understand why he travels the world. It's because he has a clear vision without avoiding the questions.
The big opportunities Abram describes;
1. makerspaces 2.E-learning 3.schools and home schooling 4.Moocs 5. Repositories 6.Reader engagement 7.readers first 8.Programs on steroids 9.Outreach vs in the community 10. Enagement 11.Gaming and gamification 12.Crowdfunding 13.IT -cloud, portals, experience design, metadata 14.advocacy versus influence.
He concludes with clear advice on what to build: 1.online teaching skills, 2.online learning skills, 3.lms mooc development skills, 4.teamwork competencies, 5.partnership competencies, 6.priority-setting and milestone skills, 7.cooperation and collaboration skills, 8.culture of "always in beta', 9.assesment skills and data analysis, 10.advocacy and influencin skills.
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