Tracking Technology Trends: Staying Current in a World of Information Overload Workshop—Group Rate

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Day:  October 18, 2017
Time:  2:30pm EDT
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Tracking Technology Trends: Staying Current in a World of Information Overload Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

As trends come and go, you may feel overwhelmed by the constant change in technology and where best to invest your time and budget. In this workshop, Nicole Hennig helps ease your worry by providing you with the best resources to stay up to date on the latest trends and by sharing practical strategies you can implement to evaluate emerging technologies. Hennig looks at two types of people, visionaries and implementers, and describes where you fit on the continuum between them as well as offers strategies for each type. Hennig provides advice on how to ensure the technology you’re investing in is inclusive and accessible for all users, useful tips to know when to experiment with different trends, suggestions for library staffing, and approaches for how you can bring promising new technologies that meet your user needs into library services.

After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to specific methods for keeping up and be inspired to try them
  • Learn what types of sources to follow (and get a list of recommended sources for each type)
  • Have a framework for thinking about where you and your colleagues fit on the continuum between “visionary” and “implementer” along with best practices
  • Come away with ideas for how you and your staff can evaluate new technologies and set up experiments with them
  • Learn how to bring promising new technologies into library services that meet user needs

This is an online event hosted through Webex. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

How Workshop Registration Works
While completing your purchase, you’ll be asked to fill in the name and e-mail address of the individual who will sign in to the event. Once you complete your purchase, this individual will receive an e-mail from Webex confirming registration. This e-mail includes the login information for the event, including the weblink the participant will use to sign in to the event, so please keep it in a safe place.

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page. In case you do not receive the automatic email from WebEx, you can use the link found on this PDF to access the workshop. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your Account History.

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Nicole Hennig

Nicole Hennig is the author of the books Best Apps for Academics and Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage. Her online courses, Apps for Librarians and Educators and The Book as iPad App, have enabled librarians from all types of institutions to effectively implement mobile apps in their programs and services. Her e-mail newsletter, Mobile Apps News, helps librarians stay current with mobile technologies. She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years as head of user experience and web manager. Her awards include the MIT Libraries Infinite Mile Award for Innovation and Creativity, the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions, and the ASISandT Chapter Member of the Year.

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