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Library futures: Manchester University

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The library is not being used less, it's just user needs that are changing, says Janet Wilkinson – so don't forget the wifi

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:45 AM

Learning Commons support new ways of Learning. Academic Skills Training in Information Literacy Skills have become vital in this regard.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:21 AM

La Universidad de Manchester tiene una de las Bibliotecas de investigación más grandes de Gran Bretaña y la tercera biblioteca académica más grande después de la de Oxford y Cambridge. Les brinda servicio a 40,000 estudiantes y 4,000 académicos. En esta Biblioteca el 85% del presupuesto está destinado a adquirir y distribuir contenidos digitales. Los estudiantes visitan la Biblioteca tanto como antes, pero para requerir servicios diferentes a los tradicionales: espacios para trabajos y reuniones grupales, áreas silenciosas de estudio, zonas de descanso confortables y cafeterías para que puedan permanecer largas horas en el edificio. Los profesores demandan más apoyo en el desarrollo de contenidos digitales, reportes de uso de materiales de aprendizaje, análisis bibliométricos, salas de reuniones para discutir entre pares nuevas estrategias pedagógicas, etc.  

Las Bibliotecas deben ser sobre todo espacios para construir y transferir conocimiento, con el apoyo decisivo de las tecnologías.

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The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries describing future positions

The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries describing future positions | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

This is part three of LJ’s series of excerpts from Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library (Scarecrow), edited by Joseph Janes.

When we began to think about the future of libraries, we thought it might be interesting to approach the future from the types of jobs that could be in libraries in the next ten years, basing our future descriptions on the following trends: (1) information everywhere, (2) continuing increase in use of mobile and embedded technology, (3) rise of social knowledge, (4) longer living and the emergence of lifestyle design, and (5) integration of robotics into the world.

Position Title: Embedded librarian

Position Title: Content packaging librarian

Position Title: Robotic maintenance engineer

Position Title: Lifestyle design librarian

Position Title: GBL cloud engineer

 

 


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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:49 AM

Approach of Stacey Aldrich and Jarrid Keller to describe the future makes sebse. They decided to explore the future through imagined job descriptions. As you read them, you can see fragments of things that look familiar, intermingled with novel and even surprising elements.

Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:51 AM

Approach of Stacey Aldrich and Jarrid Keller to describe the future makes sebse. They decided to explore the future through imagined job descriptions. As you read them, you can see fragments of things that look familiar, intermingled with novel and even surprising elements.

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Experimentation and Innovation in Libraries: What We Can Learn from...

"Few industries face the kind of disruption that the library industry faces today with e-resources, the Internet, mobile everything, and limited revenues."


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John Shank's curator insight, July 3, 2013 2:51 PM

I like their "what is the future of?s" on slide 47. Well done and thought provoking!

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Library futures: Manchester University

Library futures: Manchester University | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The library is not being used less, it's just user needs that are changing, says Janet Wilkinson – so don't forget the wifi

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:45 AM

Learning Commons support new ways of Learning. Academic Skills Training in Information Literacy Skills have become vital in this regard.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:21 AM

La Universidad de Manchester tiene una de las Bibliotecas de investigación más grandes de Gran Bretaña y la tercera biblioteca académica más grande después de la de Oxford y Cambridge. Les brinda servicio a 40,000 estudiantes y 4,000 académicos. En esta Biblioteca el 85% del presupuesto está destinado a adquirir y distribuir contenidos digitales. Los estudiantes visitan la Biblioteca tanto como antes, pero para requerir servicios diferentes a los tradicionales: espacios para trabajos y reuniones grupales, áreas silenciosas de estudio, zonas de descanso confortables y cafeterías para que puedan permanecer largas horas en el edificio. Los profesores demandan más apoyo en el desarrollo de contenidos digitales, reportes de uso de materiales de aprendizaje, análisis bibliométricos, salas de reuniones para discutir entre pares nuevas estrategias pedagógicas, etc.  

Las Bibliotecas deben ser sobre todo espacios para construir y transferir conocimiento, con el apoyo decisivo de las tecnologías.

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Surprise! It's the Golden Age of Libraries

Surprise! It's the Golden Age of Libraries | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As more and more millennials are enrolled in virtual higher education opportunities not tied to university campuses, the public library is a central site of learning and innovation.In part, the defunding of public libraries is easy because libraries are no longer about collections; they are about connections. They are centers of activity, and not necessarily centers of visible production. Michael Ridley, writer at Beyond-Literacy and a University of Ghelph (Canada) librarian on sabbatical, says: "The public library was often viewed as the 'university of the people.' This is still a good metaphor; it is one that needs to be put on steroids. Public libraries are now centers for social workers, entrepreneurial incubators, literacy classes, maker spaces, puppet shows, and hacker labs as well as places for books, magazines, and videos."

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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:15 PM

This is the golden age of libraries, center of the community, university of the people, If we are up to the challenge of funding them.

Annemarijs's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:38 AM

Bibliotheken zouden zich meer moeten vernieuwen. In deze netwerk- en participatiesamenleving gaat het bij (openbare) bibliotheken niet langer om beheer van brede collecties informatiedragers maar  om 'connections'  / verbanden / verbindingen. Het zijn centra waar van alles gebeurt: multifunctioneel en knooppunten.

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Top Five Takeaways: A Hard PIL to swallow.

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This is from Project Information Literacy (PIL).


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John Shank's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:07 AM

This is a very hard PIL to swallow for me as an academic librarian - 80% of todays students will not ask a librarian for help. "Houston, we have a problem."

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:04 PM

Pois!