Symposium on the Future of Libraries
It all starts with a question: how can libraries turn YouTube from a patron’s final destination into a stepping stone to the stacks? Whether it’s young adults trying to learn new skills, parents looking for something to entertain their kids with, or pundits questioning whether libraries even matter -- all of these situations would benefit from a librarian’s expertise. Unfortunately, people might go to YouTube instead (for better or worse), and lose out on everything their library has to offer them. Libraries don’t have to be in competition with YouTube to serve their patrons, though! This presentation will discuss the online video platform and its potential role in supporting libraries’ missions to support their communities, both as a tool for outreach and for information-seeking.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Cost: Included with full conference registration.