Emerging Library Technologies: What’s on the Horizon?

On Tuesday, December 14, (10:00 am-4:00 pm EST), SCRLC will sponsor an online conference, Emerging Library Technologies: What’s on the Horizon? Our keynote speaker is Rachel Smith, Vice President, New Media Consortium. She will introduce the technologies covered in the soon-to-be released 2011 Horizon Report and describe the process of identifying and selecting the topics. She will show examples of how each technology is being used in higher education, with an emphasis on library use, and discuss current trends and challenges facing higher education institutions seeking to integrate technology into teaching, learning, research, and operations.

The conference will provide sessions on mobile computing and technology, transliteracy,  augmented reality, and eBooks & eReaders. Speakers include experts Jason Griffey (Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) on mobile “computing” and Bobbi Newman (LibrarianByDay Blogger, Digital Branch Manager at Chattahoochee Valley Libraries). The conference will culminate in a discussion of the trends and technologies explored throughout the day.

Because this is an online conference (no travel, no hotel, no conference food!) a computer will be your window to professional education! This a great format for a group from your library to attend together – all or selected sessions! Registration is $20 for individuals and $50 for groups. Please register early at  http://scrlc.org/data/1110EmerTechRegFormA.pdf to avoid disappointment.

This session is part of our LSTA-supported workshop series, Plan! Innovate! Transform! It is funded in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Please help us to spread the word about this event to colleagues and co-workers who may be interested. Information about all SCRLC workshops and events is available on our website at http://www.scrlc.org


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