VIa Skagirlie, who rules as a presenter about IM,
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!
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.”
Don’t miss his “Dead Tech” talk tonight at Computers in Libraries!
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!