Best Technologies for Public Libraries: an exploration

I recently had the pleasure to present the seminar “Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Embracing Innovation in Library Services” to members of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA). It is, in part, informed by a book I co-authored not too long ago. Both the book and the presentation are an exploration of innovative uses of currentContinue reading “Best Technologies for Public Libraries: an exploration”

Libraries, Tech, & Public Health

Public libraries and public health have long been intertwined, with technology helping to facilitate the pairing. Let’s explore the past and present, as we chart a course for the future. Spotlight on 3D Printing The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic saw shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE). In some communities, library 3d printing capabilityContinue reading “Libraries, Tech, & Public Health”

Library Tech Trends for 2023

As we head into 2023, I wanted to take some time to share a few of the library technology trends that I see taking shape. Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Our Libraries While some applications of AI in libraries may be bleeding edge, the technology is already making its impact felt, particularly in the areas ofContinue reading “Library Tech Trends for 2023”