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?Continue reading “Tech Trends for Libraries in 2021”
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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!”