Reviews

book cover of "Best Technologies for Public Libraries"Praise for Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services!

“This easy-to-read book introduces 3D printing, drones, augmented reality, and virtual reality in a simple, logical format that is suitable for beginners. Moving from the history of each technology to future trends, its comprehensive pages provide a roadmap for evaluating each technology’s suitability based on an organization’s values and goals. With helpful tools like case studies, class outlines, and curated resource lists, this is a must-have for those who want to learn more about these exciting new technologies and how to bring them to their patrons!”—Monica Dombrowski, Executive Director, Sycamore Public Library and PLA Digital Literacy Committee Chair

“One stumbling block for libraries can be what policies to adopt when taking advantage of new technologies. This book provides actionable help in that area, including examples from specific libraries and information on local laws to consult. Every library looking to implement the technologies in this book will immediately appreciate that information.”—Jill Hurst-Wahl, Professor of Practice, Syracuse University School of Information Studies

“I love emerging technology trends, and I love this book! The authors chose four difficult trends to tackle in a public library setting, and they take a very practical and useful approach to making decisions about the best way to incorporate these trends and tools into your library. From purchase, to policy, to promotion—it’s all covered!”—David Lee King, Publisher, davidleeking.com

“This technology guide combines each technology topic (3D Printing, Drones, VR, AR) and discusses implementation strategies including staff training, programming ideas, policy/security considerations, and interviews from people who are rising stars in the technology space. The authors have organized this book as a cookbook for success for the best technologies, regardless of the readers’ technical background. As an expert in the field, I can honestly admit that I learned a lot from the thoughtful discussion of these technologies and their benefits to libraries.”—Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project


cover jacket of "making the most of digital collections through training and outreach"Praise for Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach!

Libraries that are not yet offering digital services would be well served by Tanzi’s book. Those wishing to enhance patron experiences with digital resources are guaranteed to find inspiration.”–Lydia Olszak, Library Journal *Starred Review*

Tanzi has written a very practical approach to increasing the visibility and use of digital collections…Even libraries that feel their digital collection is being well used could find ideas to further improve service by browsing this book.”–Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine