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Libraries are changing in 2018

By Administrator | 31 January 2018

Are you looking for ways to add more value to your library service in 2018? Librarians Jane Cowell, Laurinda Thomas and Stephen Abram share their visions on library trends in a blog post published in Princh.

Laurinda Thomas explains that “we need to shove our way into spaces that we don’t control, but that are open to us”. For example, when someone asks Alexa “what can I do with my toddler on a wet day”, does Alexa suggest Library Storytime?  She also sees libraries taking on a crucial role in strengthening community wellbeing through the library as #place and #information.

Jane Cowell believes that 2018 will be all about library data, video and libraries acting as local low fi publishers.” Video will be essential for library marketing; for extending library programming outside of the library building; and for communicating and explaining ‘how to’ in the library.”

Stephen Abram states that fake news and the role of librarians will continue to play an important part in 2018. Some of the other changes he predicts include the movement of most of our content and technology to the ‘cloud’ and that library staff will continue to struggle with managing hybrid collections.

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Read the blog post here.

Read the blog post here.



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