We live in a time of rapidly emerging technologies. Libraries have been developing many services and programs to make new technologies accessible to the communities they serve,. Library professionals need to be conversant with emerging technologies and should be able to anticipate new opportunities and challenges those technologies may bring to libraries and library users.
This webinar will provide an overview of several trends that are currently important or expected to have a significant impact in the near future, such as 3D printing, 3D modeling, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and edge computing. During the webinar, attendees will be encouraged to brainstorm the opportunities and challenges new technology trends may bring to libraries and beyond, and to share their ideas.
After participating in this webinar, library staff will be able to:
Explain how some of the new technologies work
Identify the areas in which those technologies will affect libraries, library patrons, students, and faculty
Develop potential program and service ideas for libraries to leverage new technologies to benefit library patrons and the library operation