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What Does The Future Look Like

  1. 1. What Does the Future Look Like? Trends in Library Services and Space April 27, 2006
  2. 2. Where are We Heading? <ul><li>Libraries are changing rapidly from traditional “book spaces” into collaborative user-centered spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Services must become more than just reference assistance. We are no longer “Gatekeepers”. </li></ul><ul><li>Services must change to meet the visual and social learners of the Millenial generation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Millenials and the Library <ul><li>Only 10% use dial up, but 99% use the Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They want fast, 24/7 Access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>76% use Facebook or MySpace, 16 Million + users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will use whatever they can get, whenever they want. 53% do homework after midnight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email is dying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texting, IM, blogs, and smart phones are primary communication tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~ECAR, 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Our Students Want <ul><li>Group study space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>82% chose group study space over collection space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>73% chose “more workstations” over collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More comfortable seating (lounge areas) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% ranked lounge seating 1 st or 2 nd choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction (formal or informal) </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunities for social interaction (on or offline) </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Comments </li></ul>
  5. 5. Potential Services <ul><li>Information Fluency Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional class, guided tutorials, podcasts for distance learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual Searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBSCO and MOBIUS Encore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Blog, Facebook, Web Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Chat and email reference </li></ul><ul><li>Book Clubs/Talks </li></ul>
  6. 6. From Library to Information Commons <ul><li>Libraries are evolving away from “buildings full of books” </li></ul><ul><li>Students want bright, open spaces with access to technology and collaborative space </li></ul><ul><li>Less emphasis on print collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70/30 resource ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased access to creative technology (multimedia authoring, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to special programming, workshops, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Waikato College Information Commons
  8. 8. Rutgers Information Commons
  9. 9. Rutgers Group Study
  10. 10. MU Information Commons
  11. 11. Lake Forest Reading Room
  12. 12. Rosen Group Study Rooms
  13. 13. Evergreen College Information Commons
  14. 14. Dickinson College Technology Classroom
  15. 15. Dickinson College Collaborative Classroom
  16. 16. What should Smiley Library Look Like? <ul><li>2 nd Floor Info Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 person PC pods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Group study Rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals and minimal reference collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Services Desk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd Floor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Room/Large Study Room/Conference Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Education Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC Pods </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. What do you want to include? <ul><li>Services? </li></ul><ul><li>Space? </li></ul><ul><li>Other Ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>General Feedback? </li></ul>
  18. 18. More information? <ul><li>Carlson, Scott. “Are Reference Desks Dying Out?” Chronicle of Higher Ed. 53:33 (Apr 2007) A37. </li></ul><ul><li>Hisle, W. Lee. “Reference Questions in the Library of the Future,” Chronicle of Higher Ed, 52:6 (Sep 2006), B6-8. </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCAUSE ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2006 </li></ul>