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  1. Futureproofing Your Library Association for Rural and Small Libraries Annual Conference September 19, 2008 Joan Frye Williams and George Needham

  2. Futureproofing (no hyphen…) ARSL is ahead of the curve!

  3. Introducing…

  4. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  5. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  6. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  7. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  8. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  9. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  10. Beloit College Mindset List, 2008

  11. Who cares?

  12. OCLC Reports Reports available for free download at: http://www.oclc.org/us/en/reports/

  13. Why this study now?

  14. It’s More Fun to Rethink than to Retrench

  15. The support pyramid Super Supporters Super Supporters Probable Supporters Library as Office Look to Librar-ians Just for Fun Kid- Driven Greater Good Barriers to Support Financially Strapped The Web Wins Detached Nonvoters Chronic Nonvoters From Awareness to Funding (OCLC, 2008).

  16. Supporters ≠ Users!

  17. The basics Hang in there Work cooperatively Identify our supporters Mine the latent support Competition will only increase

  18. Institution  Infrastructure

  19. Emphasize Mainstream Convenience

  20. Engines, Not OPACs

  21. Fewer Barriers Minimal gate-keeping Fast delivery Simple rules Presumptionof innocence

  22. Members and Guests

  23. Frill  Necessity

  24. Emphasize Efficiency

  25. Simplified Wayfinding • Less clutter • Civilian terminology • Situational directions • Power paths & nodes • Layout by activity, not collection

  26. “Green” Buildings and Practices

  27. Past  Future

  28. Emphasize Participation

  29. Connected Readers

  30. Social Information Discovery

  31. Real-Time Activities Buzz Live circulation activity, e.g. Yorba Linda PL “book feed” Today’s hot topics Live program excerpts New titles just in Wireless strength

  32. Altruism  ROI

  33. Emphasize Results

  34. Evidence-Based Planning and Marketing

  35. This Isn’t About Who’s RightBut About What Works

  36. Information  Transformation

  37. Emphasize Self-Actualization

  38. Participatory Reference • Users in control • It’s ALL about learning • Collaborative conversations

  39. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Alan Kay

  40. Changing your point of view

  41. Passionate Librarians

  42. Thanks! Let’s continue the discussion at: http://scanblog.blogspot.com, needhamg@oclc.org, joan@jfwilliams.com or http://feeds.feedburner.com/InfoblogGeorgeAndJoan