Twitter was (a little ironically) very active this morning during Josh Hanagarne’s keynote: “Is Technology Changing Our Brains?”
Technology is changing our brains. How will we react to that? Our memory is changing in response to technology. One result is Internet addiction. What might this mean for libraries? A library exists to be a symbol of unasked questions and to make people free to ask them.
Lee Rainie presented a review of the Internet of Things and some predictions of its positive and negative effects on society in general. He also reviewed some possible useful applications and some of its effects on libraries.
David Lee King presented some easy to implement tips and tools to improve the user experience of a website. He uses the “3 Cs”: construction, content, and customers.
Four librarians described how they reached out to their communities by offering technology classes in coding, technology literacy, and a summer reading program.
There has been some great information sharing on Twitter this week via the #internetlibrarian hashtag. If you’d like a copy of the archive, just let us know.
Throughout this morning’s keynote Emily J. Hurst (@hurstej) did a great job of tweeting out the reading recommendations.