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  • Libraries in the Digital Age

    Ellyssa Valenti (Kroski)

  • Agenda

    Current State of Libraries

    New Challenges & Competition

    Digital Age Libraries

    Respond to New Expectations

    Meet dwindling budgets with new revenue sources

    Embrace new and emerging technologies

    Watch trends

    Re-invent themselves and their library spaces

    Create with their communities

    Their Librarians are agents of change

    Can Prove the ROI of the library

  • Is Library Use Decreasing?

  • According to a report from Center for an Urban Future, In Fiscal Year 2011, 40.5 million people visited NYCs public libraries, more than all of the citys professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.

    According to IMLS report released January 2013 based on survey data collected in 2010

    Public libraries served 297.6 million people out of a total U.S. population of more than 308.7 million in that year

    Circulation increased to 2.46 billion materials, the highest ever reported.

    According to a 2011 Harris Poll Quorum, 62% of Americans hold library cards and 65% had visited a library in the last year

    http://nycfuture.org/content/articles/article_view.cfm?article_id=1315&article_type=0http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/PLS2010.pdfhttp://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research/files/content/librarystats/2011harrispoll.pdf

  • Are Libraries Disappearing?

  • There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than McDonalds (about 14,000) or

    Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally)

    http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/06/every-library-and-museum-america-mapped/5826

    http://aggdata.com/restaurant/mcdonaldshttp://aggdata.com/store_locations/starbuckshttp://justgrimes.cartodb.com/tables/plout10/embed_map?title=true&description=true&search=false&shareable=false&cartodb_logo=true&scrollwheel=true&sql=&zoom=3¢er_lat=34.369276232760406¢er_lon=-90.23102348571769http://justgrimes.cartodb.com/tables/plout10/embed_map?title=true&description=true&search=false&shareable=false&cartodb_logo=true&scrollwheel=true&sql=&zoom=3¢er_lat=34.369276232760406¢er_lon=-90.23102348571769http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/06/every-library-and-museum-america-mapped/5826

  • The Question is for how long?

  • Libraries are Closing, Hours Reduced

  • Library Budgets Decreasing

    Revenue for US public libraries went down 3.5 percent from FY 2009. Adjusting for inflation,

    the loss amounts to $407.79 million.

  • Changes in Information Consumption

    Online

    On-Demand

    Digital Media eBooks, streaming video

    DIY (Do-It-Yourself)

    BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device)

    Ubiquitous Access - Mobile

    Information is Social

  • New Competition

    Traditional Library Roles

    Information Organization

    Resource Recommendations

    Preservation

    The Library Collection

    New Competition

    Google Search

    Amazon Reviews, GoodReads

    Amazon and the long tail

    Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Hulu

  • Cost Comparison

    Digital Content Providers

    Amazon Prime

    Netflix

    Hulu

    US taxes for public libraries

    Annual Costs

    $79 per household

    $95.88 per household

    $100 per household

    $101.03 per household

  • High Stakes

    Failure to Accept That Content Going Digital & On-Demand

    Failure to Accept That Content Going Online, Social, Democratized

  • HOW DO WE FUTURE-PROOF OUR LIBRARIES?

  • RESPOND TO NEW EXPECTATIONS

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • They dont wait and see

    they learn and do.

  • MEET DWINDLING BUDGETS WITH NEW REVENUE SOURCES

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • New Revenue Sources

    Buy-it-Now Option

    Selling Air Rights

    Selling underperforming branches

    Leasing library space to coffee shops, etc.

    Kickstarter

  • Cost-Saving New Models for Libraries

    Access vs. Ownership

    Shared Ownership

    Patron-Driven Acquisitions

  • EMBRACE NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • Mobile Social Applications

  • Cloud Computing

  • On-Demand Digital Content

  • On-Demand Digital Content

  • Amazon now sells more Kindle titles than print books

    33% of Americans own a digital reading device of some kind (eReader or tablet)

    According to IDC, 52.5 million tablets were sold in the final quarter of 2012

    Over 22.9 million iPads sold in Q4 of 2012

    By 2015, Americans are predicted to spend $3 billion on eBooks

    e-Books

  • are offering e-Books

    of academic libraries

    of public libraries

    of school libraries

  • Responsive Web Design

  • Mobile Wallets

    and the library card?

  • Mobile Wallets

    Square Wallet Google Wallet

  • Augmented Reality

    Ludwig II Nearest WikiLondon Tube

  • Wearable Technology

  • Data

  • Data

  • WATCH TRENDS

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • Gartners Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies

  • Horizon Report on Emerging Tech in Higher Education

  • Pew Internet & American Life Project

  • Library Journals Patron Profiles

  • RE-INVENT THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIBRARY SPACES

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • Makerspaces

  • 3D Printers

  • Community Spaces

  • The Information Commons

  • Green & Sustainable

  • Bookless Libraries

  • THEIR LIBRARIANS ARE AGENTS OF CHANGE

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • Information Filter

    Information Organizer

    Information Aggregator

    Information Evaluator & Recommender

    Information Instructor

    Source: LibraryScienceList.com

    The Future Librarian

    http://librarysciencelist.com/

  • New Roles Project Management

    Information Technology

    Knowledge Management

    Emerging Technologies

    GIS

    Website Management

    Digital Repositories

    Electronic Resources Management

    Online Community Management

    Building/Space Management

  • CAN PROVE THE ROI OF THE LIBRARY

    Future-Proof Libraries

  • Provide Metrics/Data

  • Communicate Value

  • Get Press

  • Market Your Services onSocial Media

    http://animoto.com/play/Gc0XIVE9lIYhuKOwuGsgKQ?utm_source=nyli.org&utm_medium=player&utm_campaign=playerhttp://animoto.com/play/Gc0XIVE9lIYhuKOwuGsgKQ?utm_source=nyli.org&utm_medium=player&utm_campaign=player

  • Make Yourself Visible/Build Relationships

  • Write Articles & Blog Posts

  • Speak at Conferences

  • Slideshare Spreads the Word

  • Reduce the Budget Line

  • Offer Added Value

  • Questions?

    Ellyssa Valenti (Kroski)

    http://ellyssakroski.com

    https://twitter.com/ellyssa

    http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa

    ellyssakroski@yahoo.com

    http://ellyssakroski.com/https://twitter.com/ellyssahttp://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssamailto:ellyssakroski@yahoo.com

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