Library Service Trends and Emerging Technologies: What’s Happening and Where Are We Going?


“What part of the future are you going to make your new job?” says Pat Wagner of Pattern Research. It’s the best question we can ask ourselves as we move our careers and organizations forward into the 21st century. Keeping abreast of what’s new and trending in society and technology so we can discover what works best for our libraries and workplaces is something we need to examine regularly. What are the future services our communities need from us? Drive the vehicle of change yourself and you will avoid getting run over. Come along and take a ride to see what’s new, what’s hot and what’s now.

Objectives: After this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current cultural, social, educational environment
  • Identify new technologies
  • Recognize the challenges of change
  • Re-commit to meeting 21st century information needs

Length: 1.5 - 3 hours (The content and activities are adjusted accordingly.)

Audience: Library staff needing an introduction/refresher on topics that will play an essential role in the future of their organization.

Training Techniques: Trainer presentation, group discussion and handouts

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Onsite Program Subject Area: 

Technology Skills
Personal Development

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