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!
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!
Cohen arranged for the bloggers highlighted on the ITI blog site to get green press ribbons. I was all aflutter!
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!
I’m happy to report that TTW is one of the blogs listed at the Information Today Blog for the Computers in Libraries conference, which ITI’s Tom Hogan Jr., VP of Marketing & Business Development says could be the highest attended in 5 years.
I leave out of South Bend at 6am tomorrow! See you there….