Tech Summit for NJ Libraries

Event Information
Event Type
Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation
Event Category
CEU Hours

SHI International Corp. Headquarters

Target Audience

Open to all NJ library staff, especially those who are tech-savvy or involved in tech planning

Free of Charge, registration is required
Event Materials

Tech Summit 2024

Tech Summit for Libraries:
Embracing Innovation and Practical Solutions

Join us for an empowering Tech Summit for NJ library staff, scheduled for May 9, 2024, at the SHI facility in Somerset County. This day-long event will feature a keynote presentation on Strategic Insights: Navigating Library Technology Trends and a series of targeted breakout sessions, all aimed at exploring the latest in library technology. Our goal is to provide practical advice, innovative solutions, and the most current updates on technology relevant to library services.

Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics, from mobile device management and cybersecurity to emerging technologies and AI tools. Designed to cater to various roles within the library, the summit will offer valuable insights and hands-on strategies for enhancing library services and user experiences through technology.

Whether you're looking to upgrade your library's tech capabilities, connect with fellow library tech enthusiasts, or just stay ahead of the curve, our Tech Summit is the perfect venue to learn, share, and be inspired. Don't miss out on this opportunity to empower your library through technology!

& Refreshments

Welcome & Introductions
hosted by Heather Lubchansky, L-TAG


Keynote: Strategic Insights: Navigating Library Technology Trends
presented by Brian Pichman, The Evolve Project

Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project for a journey focused on the intersection of strategic planning and incorporating the latest technology trends that are reshaping libraries. Explore a concise yet comprehensive overview of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Participants will gain a clear understanding of these trends and their potential impacts on library services and user engagement. By looking at practical frameworks for integrating these technologies into libraries’ strategic planning, we can ensure that libraries can not only adapt but also thrive and lead in the digital transformation era. Be inspired to guide others while getting buy-in towards innovative solutions that enhance community engagement, learning opportunities, and ensure inclusivity in the age of technological advancement.


Breakout Session 1

Topic 1: Principles of Cybersecurity for Libraries
presented by Stew Smith Field Solutions Engineer Covering NJ State and Local Gov, SHI

Topic 2: Navigating Accessibility: Making Your Website an Inclusive Space
presented by Kevin Handeli & Matt Pierce, Montclair State University

Breakout Session 2

Topic 3: Navigating Software Licensing: Google & Microsoft
(Cloud Platform Feature & License Review)
presented by Mike Stohon, Mike Cook, & Thomas Wildauer, In-Shore Technologies, Inc (An SHI Partner)

Topic 4: Bleeding Edge (Open Discussion Table)
moderated by Doug Baldwin, Associate Director, Piscataway Public Library (L-TAG Chair)

Topic 5: Strategies and Tips for Implementing AI Ethically
presented by Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

Lunch & Tours of CIC Innovation Center

Breakout Session 3

Topic 6: Mobile Device Management
presented by Stephen Merrit, SHI

Topic 7: Hands-On With AI Tools You Don't Know About
presented by Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

Breakout Session 4:

Topic 8: Assisting Patrons with Technology
presented by Ben Weaver, Project Specialist, JerseyConnect
& moderated by Heather Lubchansky, Systems Admin/Head of IT, Sussex County Library System

Topic 9: eRate
presented by Eric Slover, E-rate Program Manager, SHI



This event is co-sponsored by
LibraryLinkNJ, LibraryLinkNJ Tech Advisory Group (L-TAG), & NJLA (Emerging Tech Section)




Registration Information
  • Registration for this event has been filled. Please use the registration link if you wish to be placed on the waitlist. In the event of any registration cancellations, we will contact individuals on the waitlist in the order of their registration.
  • Registration is limited to 75 people. 
  • Registration requires a user account login. If you don't have an active user account with us, please use this online form to create one.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this program,  please contact our staff:

Jon Braun
Jon Braun
Online Learning & Digital Content Specialist
732-752-7720 ext. 108
Mi-Sun Lyu
Director of Special Projects, PMP
732-752-7720 ext. 107