To say that 2020 was a year of disruption and change would be an understatement! The COVID-19 pandemic has caused pervasive alterations in people’s daily lives, and spurned rapid technological change. With this in mind, what is the current technology landscape, and how can we expect it to impact libraries today and into the future?
The words “emerging technology” can provoke dread in library staff. A strong focus on training can help take the fear out of change, and instead convert it into enthusiasm. In this short clip from Computers In Libraries & Internet Library Connect 2020, I discuss my keys to training staff.
While 3D printing is an exciting technology with tremendous potential for libraries, it is essential that we take the time and effort to promote it at our organizations. In my latest Wired Library column, I explore ways to promote 3D printing at your library.