The Internet Librarian 2016 mobile-friendly program is now online at http://m.libconf.com.
Jennifer Koerber, formerly at the Boston Public Library and now a technology trainer and consultant, said that people have an idea where to find information, but many of them are overwhelmed by it. So she developed a model for evaluating emerging technologies. Here are the steps in the typical research process. Technologies are often […]
This session was an appropriate followup to the one by Susan Considine on Innovation and Transformation. Chad Marin, Library/Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College, led off by noting how he wrote a paper in graduate school comparing librarians to Prometheus. (Prometheus was a Greek god who stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to humanity.) The […]
Susan Considine, Director of the Fayetteville Free Public Library (FFPL) in Fayetteville, NY (near Syracuse) and a pioneer in makerspaces in libraries, described how her efforts have affected the community. She noted that no matter what type of environment we are in, we work with people. We often hear about transformation in our industry, […]
Larry Magid, CEO, ConnectSafely.org, columnist for the San Jose Mercury and Forbes.com, and a Tech Analyst for CBS News, has been covering technology since the 1980s. In common with many other speakers, he noted that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Here is his list of technologies that have significantly affected our […]
Cody Hennessy, E-Learning and Information Studies Librarian at the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) noted that there has been a large growth in the amount of digitized text available. There are now over 15,000 books in Google Books, which allows one to access a lot of digitized text at once. The HathiTrust Digital Library has started the […]
20 years ago, Tom Hogan, Sr., President of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) had a vision about a new conference. He took us back to 1995 when ITI ran the National Online Meeting (it existed from 1980 to 2003). The Internet killed the NOM. Roger Bilboul ran the International Online Information Meeting, and Alan Meckler ran Computers in […]