September 10, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Today’s forward-thinking libraries are responding to changes in information consumption, new technological advancements, and growing user expectations by devising groundbreaking ways to remain relevant in a rapidly changing digital world. This panel will cover the most cutting-edge developments that face today’s modern libraries including tablet integration, wearable technology, data visualizations, MOOCs, content management systems, and much more. These critical issues are approached from the perspective of tech-savvy library leaders who each discuss how forward-thinking libraries are leveraging the newest and most promising emerging technology trends.
Speakers include the field’s top innovators from all areas of librarianship who have strived to provide inspiration and guidance to tomorrow’s library leaders. Each has published a book on their topic in the newly released Library Technology Essentials book series from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
This panel will be done in PechaKucha 20X20 style – a Japanese presentation style in which each presentation consists of 20 images (or slides), each shown for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the speaker talks along to the images. Each presentation lasts only 6 minutes and 40 seconds!
Webinar participants will learn:
- The ins and outs of emerging technologies and trends relevant to libraries
- How libraries and librarians are using these cutting-edge technologies
- How they can implement these technologies in their libraries today
Moderator & Coordinator:
- Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology
New York Law Institute, Series Editor of Library Technology Essentials
- Tom Bruno, Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves, Yale University Library — Topic: Wearable Technology and Libraries
- Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University — Topic: MOOCs and Libraries
- Amy Deschenes, User Experience Specialist, Harvard Library — Topic: Free Technology for Libraries
- Juan Denzer, Library Systems Specialist, Binghamton University Libraries — Topic: Digital Collections and Exhibits
- Chad Haefele, Emerging Technologies Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries — Topic: WordPress in Libraries
- Sarah Mauldin, Director of Library Services, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP — Topic: Data Visualizations and Infographics
- Elizabeth Willse, Librarian, Berkeley College — Topic: Tablets and Apps in Libraries
Register: LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS | ACRL Choice
Source: New Tech for Federal Libraries