the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Library, School, or Organization Name:
University of Queensland Library etc.
Janine Schmidt, Director, Mukurta Consulting
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Librarians from universities
Librarians involved in delivering training programs in any library
Short Session Description (one line):
Just click here – imparting effectiv scholarly habits to digital natives – the why, the what and the how!
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
In a mobile, wireless, cloudy world and the age of do it yourself service delivery, surveys are reporting that digital natives are experiencing difficulty engaging in the scholarly enterprise. Libraries are providing less professional guidance to users at physical inquiry desks; adopting self-service techniques through website developments, using online chat for information and reference services, relying in some instances on social networking for user contact and one size fits all online training programs, and assuming that new resource discovery layers and Google or Google-like search engines reveal all. Yet huge issues are emerging about user issues in discovering, accessing and using effectively relevant information for learning, research and problem solving. Students in particular seem to be experiencing more challenges gaining scholarly habits. What is the current situation with user behaviour? What are the gaps in skills and knowledge? What are libraries doing to assist users in gaining scholarly habits? How can social networking and other online information developments be used to impart skills and knowledge to fill the gaps? What is the role of high touch and the place of the professional librarian in today’s world?
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Hi Heather and Janine,
Good to hear from you and what a tech challenge that was! Sorry I left my mic on for so long. Thanks for the tip on Informit - I hadn't realised it's on TROVE now - fantastic.
I'll look through your slides again later - lots of interesting stuff.
Thanks and cheers,