Understanding and using resources and strategies to keep up with new ideas and technologies in libraries just became easier. The release of the first-ever New Media Consortium Horizon Report Library Edition attracted more than 1 million downloads during the first month it was available, and the report draws upon research and exchanges between library staff and others globally to identify key trends, challenges, and technology for library staff and library users.
To gain exposure to new ideas both within and beyond the library field and to stretch beyond your normal tech comfort zone, join us for a survey of the “2014 Library Edition” and a discussion with your peers to see what your colleagues are doing with technology in libraries. Among the specific tech developments to be explored during this PCI session:
- Electronic publishing
- Mobile apps
- Bibliometrics and citation technologies
- Open content
Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:
- Be able to demonstrate familiarity with at least three tech trends, three tech challenges, and three critically important technologies
- Identify at least three ways that colleagues in libraries are using the technologies under discussion
- Have at least two resources they can explore to increase their knowledge of tech trends and challenges
Please note: Although the report focuses specifically on academic and research libraries, the discussion will take a more inclusive view to apply the findings to public and other libraries. To view the report, please visit http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-nmc-horizon-report-library-EN.pdf.
Paul Signorelli ~ Biography
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. He designs and facilitates online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.
He is active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD--formerly the American Society for Training & Development ) and American Library Association Learning Round Table; and explores innovations in onsite and online training-teaching-learning and community partnerships.