Using TikTok in the Library: A Resource List

TikTok is Extremely Popular! Social media platform TikTok has seen tremendous expansion in the United States, growing almost 800% between January 2018 and June 2020, to approximately 100 million users! TikTok is particularly popular among young people, with Pew Research indicating roughly 50% of 18-29 year olds use the service. Given its popularity, libraries areContinue reading “Using TikTok in the Library: A Resource List”

Emerging Tech and Libraries — When is it Time to Invest?

Successfully introducing technologies into a library environment is all about timing! In this clip from a presentation I gave at Computers in Libraries Connect 2021, I discuss the “Circle of Tech,” and how it should inform your approach to adopting emerging technologies. Seeking a speaker for your library or organization? In need of a professional development webinar?Continue reading “Emerging Tech and Libraries — When is it Time to Invest?”

Advocating for Library Ebook Access in New York State

While library digital collections are growing, they have been hampered by publisher restrictions which severely limit the terms and availability of many ebook titles. In New York state, S2890B/A5837B would require that publishers who offer electronic books to the private market, also extend licenses to libraries within the State, without discrimination. Contracts would stipulate “reasonable terms” thatContinue reading “Advocating for Library Ebook Access in New York State”