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We were group no 2: notes for the MLAS2015 workshop

We were group no 2: notes for the MLAS2015 workshop

Summary note of the discussion of group no 2 in the IFLA MLAS 2015 workshop in Athens, March 12, 2015, involving librarians (from all around the world), book palaces and … Canadian rock groups.

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Giannis Tsakonas

March 15, 2015
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  1. WE WERE GROUP NO 2 a summary of the discussion

    of group no 2 in the IFLA MLAS 2015 workshop in Athens, March 12, 2015, involving librarians (from all around the world), book palaces and … Canadian rock groups. Our discussion began with this thought challenging statement: http://mlas2015.eebep.gr
  2. MOST LIBRARIES DON’T INSPIRE (LET ALONE 24/7) Eppo van Nispen

    >
  3. AGREE?

  4. NO NO AND (some of us) DEFINITELY NO

  5. INSPIRE, YES! but what kind of inspiration?

  6. NO SINGLE ANSWER we have to ask our users!

  7. image source: museumwaalsdorp.nl I WANT TO LISTEN TO MY USERS

    but I don’t know how and I am “ill-prepared”
  8. ENTER ASSOCIATION to survey, to prepare, to train

  9. THE DUTCH PERSONAS prototypical figures of users in the Dutch

    public libraries [find the report at http://www.fobid.nl under Persona's > Persona’s en uitleg]
  10. WE ARE INSPIRATIONAL PRE | DURING THE LIBRARY VISIT |

    POST so not very much before and after
  11. THE SPANISH VALUE ASSESSMENT TOOL the library is not a

    cost thing; is an investment thing
  12. < Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain * I have

    to substitute {my Finances Minister} with a Librarian image source: telegraph.co.uk DEBE SUSTITUIR A CRISTΟBAL MONTORO ROMERO CON UN BIBLIOTECARIO*
  13. BUT WHAT IS INSPIRATION? Still I haven’t understand. Can you

    give me an example?
  14. TOO MANY BOOKS DAD. I NEED TO LEARN READING TO

    CATCH AS MANY AS I CAN. I KNOW SWEETHEART. THAT’S WHY I ISSUED YOU A LIBRARY CARD. based on a true story image source: morguefile.com IS A WALK TO THE LIBRARY, A TALK ABOUT THE LIBRARY, A GIFTED BOOK…
  15. WHAT ELSE CAN MY ASSOCIATION DO FOR ME?

  16. I AM DRINKING TO FORGET HOW UNINSPIRING I AM! DAMN

    THOSE GUYS IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. THEY ARE SO GOOD AT IT! TALK TO YOUR ASSOCIATION. THEY UNDERSTAND. THEY ARE AFFECTIVE! AND THEY KNOW! image source: morguefile.com
  17. but again, I don’t understand HOW INSPIRATION WORKS?

  18. from your library association to your members, … until you

    reach your users … and back. Ad infinitum image source: http://bitly.com/1BBhoil
  19. SO WE CAN INSPIRE IN SO MANY WAYS; OUR USERS

    OUR COLLEAGUES OUR GOVERNING BODIES THE POLICY MAKERS. THERE WILL BE LEADERS; THERE WILL BE FOLLOWERS AND OUR ASSOCIATIONS CAN FACILITATE CHANGE OF ATTITUDES; PLANT AND FOSTER INSPIRATION.
  20. Giannis Tsakonas, deputy director, Library & Information Center, University of

    Patras, Greece www.lis.upatras.gr/en/ john@lis.upatras.gr / @gtsakonas the workshop was moderated (and much enjoyed) by