Category Archives: Computers in Libraries 2005

Pondering the ROI

Working

Aaron and I presented a workshop Tuesday devoted to implementing a plan for new technologies in libraries. We discussed planning, seeing the big picture, various nuances of some hot tech and the ROI on technologies in libraries.

Be aware: not only do you have to buy the tech and implment, you have to staff, create policy, promte and train to get it going!

Future Minded (Updated)

Aaron 2
Taking a break after teaching a Tech Planning workshop at CIL, Aaron Schmidt catches up on some Texting.

Congrats to my chum Aaron Schmidt on his inclusion in the 2005 Library Journal Movers & Shakers lineup as a Reference Visionary.

Aaron gets it: “Schmidt wants to help librarians understand the environment within which libraries must compete, including the commercial web. If we understand what our users get from those realms, and apply those lessons, libraries will have a future.”

And now I’m pondering Aaron and realizing he exemplifies the future librarians who will be running the show in 30 years! Forward thinking, not afraid of change and ready to take on the world… Rock On!

Don’t miss his “Dead Tech” talk tonight at Computers in Libraries!

Welcome to Washington DC

Waiting for my room

I had a safe and unenventful trip and now I’m camped in the bar at the Hilton waiting for my room. Checking my aggregator, I see folks are posting about the conference. It is good to be here!

(and it amazes me this is my sixth CIL!)

See you in the workshops, sessions, exhibits and around Dupont Circle!