Internet Librarian- thoughts from a conference…

Two weeks ago, Nancy and I had the opportunity to present at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, California.  Aside from the amazing location, this is a great conference with more than 1,000 attendees from all over the US, Canada and several other countries as well.  There were some excellent keynote presentations, one of which Nancy has already posted about, John Seely Brown.  You can see a great interview with him, and also with Lee Rainie from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on This Week in Libraries .  Lee Rainie shared some interesting data- for example, the majority of adults connect to the internet through a mobile device.  35% of Americans own smartphones, and this could reach 50% by this Christmas.  How should we meet the needs of these customers while balancing those of our in-person customers?  Lee Rainie also shared the topic of the Pew Research Center’s next project- Libraries, with a focus on eBooks and eReaders.  This will be interesting stuff to read.  These keynotes were also live streamed, and are well worth checking out here 

More to come…

Lisa H

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