The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends

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The technology landscape changes rapidly, and it’s difficult to know which technology is best for your organization and users. This webinar brings focus to the planning skills that are needed to understand the needs of your community and create a technology plan that fits the needs of your users and budget. Librarians and information professionals must recognize and monitor the technologically astute people, organizations, and publications that report on technology issues and trends.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Ways to assess the needs of their community and the required components in a technology plan.
  • People, organizations, & publications to monitor for technology issues and trends updates.

Instructor: Dr. Susan Alman

Dr. Sue Alman teaches courses in Interpersonal Communications and Marketing and Public Relations for Libraries at San Jose State University School of Information, and she has held a variety of positions at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Michigan, and different types of libraries. Her areas of specialization include interpersonal communication, marketing and public relations, group dynamics, and foresight and strategic planning. Residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sue teaches, writes, consults, and is currently involved in an IMLS-funded investigation of the possible uses of blockchain technology in libraries and information organizations. Among her many publications, Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries, 2nd edition, provides librarians with the tools to promote their resources and services to users and non-users, and to become powerful advocates for increased library support.

Public library, Academic library: 4 year and graduate, Special Library, Academic library: 2 year, Government library
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.

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