TechFest! 2017

Event Information
Event Type
Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation
Event Category
Professional/Personal Development
Resource Sharing
CEU Hours

Payment (purchase order or check) payable to LibraryLinkNJ should be sent to:
44 Stelton Rd, Suite 330, Piscataway, NJ 08854

IMPORTANT! Submitting payment IS NOT THE SAME AS REGISTERING! Register first, then submit payment.

You must use the online registration system and you can only register yourself. We also do not accept registraton by email. The connects to the online registration for each location are at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about payment, please contact us at 732-752-7720.

If you require an invoice before you can submit payment, please email your invoice request to ncox [at] (Nanette Cox).

Event Files
Target Audience

Everyone working in libraries - no matter what type of library, level of knowledge, familiarity or comfort with tech. Mix and mingle with newbies and techies alike.


Join colleagues from around the state at one of two locations
for a uniquely New Jersey learning experience at
TechFest 2017!

We are selecting six or seven hot topics for our 20-minute Table Talks that we think will be of keen interest to all libraries in 2017.  Plus a a special presentation at the end of the morning to the whole group.

At Parsippany (subject to change)

  • Online Outreach Tools: quizzes, surveys, etc. for free/inexpensive promotion and marketing
  • Podcasts for Professionnal Development: the best apps for learning
  • Augmented Reality: practical applications for libraries
  • Lending Non-Traditional Items: what and how
  • Web Tools for Teaching Specific Topics & Engagement: exp: civics 
  • Chromecast Tips & Tricks: not just a casting device - it does a whole lot more
  • Learning to Code:  why its important, tools for beginners, resources
  • Mobile Gaming: how to use them for clubs, contests & events and other forms of customer engagement

At Gloucester (possible list and subject to change) - as of 1/19/17

  • Crowdfunding Library Projects
  • Lending Non-Traditional Items: what and how
  • Proximity Beacon Technologies: Engaging Patrons & Sending Information
  • Understanding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Authentication Issues for Libraries
  • Password Managers: An Essential Tool for Digital Security and Privacy
  • Open Access and Open Educational Resources for Libraries
  • Virtual Reality

All this -- plus networking with colleagues! -- for just $15 per person.

Space is strictly limited at each location. We’ll be happy to put you on a waitlist, but register early to secure your spot!

Audience: Everyone working in NJ libraries - no matter what type of library, level of knowledge, familiarity or comfort with tech.  Mix and mingle with newbies and tech experts alike.

Time:  Each program is 10 AM - 1 PM, with coffee and registration starting at 9:30 am.

Registration is open for both dates and locations.

Choose from two dates and two locations:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Parsippany Public Library (snow date is Tuesday, Jan. 18th)
    • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:00 PM  Parsippany registration and wait list are filled.  
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2017, Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill
    • Registration Deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017, 4:00 PM

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class/event without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full-refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the class/event.

LibraryLinkNJ reserves the right to cancel any class/event that is less than 60% full within 7 business days of the class. If LibraryLinkNJ cancels a class, you will receive a credit toward another class or a full refund. In the event of a class cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you directly at least 48 hours in advance.

Class/event cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page.

You may also call LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 or 866-505-5465 (LINK) after 7AM on the day of the class. A staff member or pre-recorded message will inform you if any classes/events have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Registration Information


Register online by using the links below.  

You can only register yourself.

You need a User Account to register.  If you do not have a User Account, click here to create one.  It can take up to 24 hours to have an account approved.

Space is strictly limited to 49 participants at each location. We’ll be happy to put you on a waitlist, but register early to secure your spot!