Lee Rainie, Director, Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Center, Our always popular speaker Lee Rainie discusses the Project’s new research about those who use the library and those who do not: who they are, what their information needs are, what kinds of technology they use, and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons.
For many years Danish libraries have worked with self-service in loan and return transactions, which means that a majority of users are familiar with selfservice procedures, which by the way are extremely simple.
Oklahoma’s Pioneer Library System (PLS) this week became the first library in the U.S. to debut Envisionware’s new 24-Hour Library.
Erica Lucena's insight:
Biblioteca em Oklahoma é pioneira em disponibilizar máquina de empréstimo de livros 24hs. As estações de empréstimo possuem uma tela touch, permite o usuário realizar a busca de títulos, selecioná-los e realizar empréstimo. Dispõem de leitores de código de barra, sistema de reconhecimento RFID e até um slot para pagamento de multa com cartão de crédito. Tudo isso acessível 24hs por dia.
How is mobile technology transforming and enriching the experiences of informal learning spaces such as libraries and museums?
About The Speaker(s)Jeffrey Schnapp - Co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Founder, metaLAB at HarvardBarry Joseph - Associate Director for Digital Learning, American Museum of Natural HistoryAllegra Burnette - Creative Director, Digital Media at The Museum of Modern ArtMatthew Battles - Principal & Associate Director, metaLAB at HarvardNate Hill - Assistant Director, Chattanooga Public Library Video
" I'm going to tell you that libraries are important. I'm going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. I'm going to make an impassioned plea for people to understand what libraries and librarians are, and to preserve both of these things."
Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.
The problem I see is that libraries too often focus on place and product in their campaigns. The library is a great place…to study…to collaborate…to hang out…to inspire creativity. Or the the library has great resources (i.e. products)…e-books…databases…games…movies…bestsellers. What about people? How often do libraries market their knowledgeable staff, their greatest asset? Not often enough in my opinion. And that’s what Youtility is all about.
Erica Lucena's insight:
Uma grande realidade nas Bibliotecas; foca-se muito em produtos e serviços e pouco no profissional que gerencia esses conteúdos.