Libraries in a Post-Print World

Event Type: Online/web-based

Topics: Books, Collections, Libraries - Values and Services

Contact: George Needham and Joan Frye Williams

Date, Location

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

About the Event

It’s no small feat to change an existing brand, and the library brand has always been “books.” In this thought-provoking webinar, consultants Joan Frye Williams and George Needham will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by a “post-print” world.

Library shelves may not be devoid of paper any time soon, but if alternative reading formats continue to be adopted at current rates, we’ll need to realign and rebrand our services or risk going the way of the dodo.

This is not a webinar about how to add eBooks to your collection; this is a webinar about how to re-imagine and articulate the importance of what we can do in our communities.

George and Joan think we should be talking about questions like these:

  • How can we focus on accessing content instead of controlling containers?
  • How can we define “librarian” around skills and principles rather than collections and facilities?
  • How can we be accountable when circulation statistics have lost their meaning?
  • How can we make radical changes in our traditions, tools, and techniques?

Whatever your view of the future, you’ll want to join this conversation!

Cost: no charge

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