OCLC NetWorkShop: Perceptions of Libraries 2010: Context and Community

Date, Location

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Multnomah County Library Central Branch - US Bank Room
801 S.W. 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

About the Event

Join us for this informal, experimental, and interactive networking opportunity/workshop to hear highlights from OCLC's recent market research on the online practices and perceptions of today's increasingly confident, empowered information consumer. We'll break into discussions to explore our own experiences and interpretations of the data, and reconvene to compare notes about what this means for library technology, services, and outreach in the Pacific Northwest.

Together we'll consider: what's tomorrow's information consumer thinking about, today? How and where does she seek information? What does he think of the library? What advice do users have for us? Does the Pacific Northwest conform to national trends?

Background: OCLC's recent market research report, Perceptions of Libraries 2010: Context and Community, explores the changing technological and economic environments of the past eight years, and how users in different life-stages perceive and use the library. If perception is reality -- or more accurately, if perception predicts tomorrow's reality, then we need hard data about user perceptions to guide our service development, marketing and more.

Please RSVP and direct questions to daphne_kouretas@oclc.org

Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Free to attend.

Presented by: Daphne Kouretas

Daphne Kouretas facilitates learning and engagement among OCLC libraries in western states. She took the scenic route to librarianship: she got hooked nearly a decade ago, while working with an international aid organization based in London and active in east Africa and south Asia supporting community-based resource centers. She has also managed a special collection on this topic and, subsequently, coordinated research communication and access at the UK’s largest funder of community initiatives. She earned her Master’s in information science at City University, London in 2005. Her local library is currently Los Angeles Public.

Cost: Free to attend

To Register:

RSVP (required): Please RSVP to daphne_kouretas@oclc.org 

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