Training Library Staff on Emerging Technologies

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. Seeking a speaker for your library or organization?Continue reading “Training Library Staff on Emerging Technologies”

Engaging with Hobbyists to Promote 3D Printing at Your Library!

The following article was adapted from the book¬†Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services¬†by Christopher DeCristofaro, James Hutter, and Nick Tanzi. Libraries Unlimited, January 2020 #BestTech4PublicLibraries A Perfect Match! 3D printing offers particular possibilities to hobbyists. You should actively seek to identify them within your community. Interested parties may include the following: TabletopContinue reading “Engaging with Hobbyists to Promote 3D Printing at Your Library!”

Introducing Virtual Reality to Your Community

Once viewed as a bleeding-edge technology, virtual reality (VR) has seen explosive growth. A three-billion-dollar industry in 2017, virtual reality is currently forecast to surpass $50 billion in market value by 2023, driven by commercial VR headsets. Despite the increasing availability of VR technology, the cost can still present a barrier to access for manyContinue reading “Introducing Virtual Reality to Your Community”