How to Stay on Top of Emerging Technology Trends for Libraries

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1611-7
Published: 
2018
Publisher: 
ALA TechSource
Pages: 
36
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
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Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

Library Technology Reports, February/March 2018 (54:2)

Technology has changed the face of libraries and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to our library customers. This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 2), “How to Stay on Top of Emerging Technology Trends for Libraries,” focuses on personal strategies you can follow to keep up with emerging technology trends and provides you with suggestions for how you can incorporate these trends into your library.  Author David Lee King, Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, explores four major areas in this report: why you should stay on top of technology trends, the trend watchers you should follow and how to follow them, practical ways to incorporate new technology trends into your library, and how to prepare for and know when not to pursue current trends. The goal of this issue of Library Technology Reports is to help you become better prepared for technology changes now and in the future.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1—Why stay on top of Technology Trends?
  • Chapter 2—Trend Watching
  • Chapter 3—Practical Ways to Incorporate New Technology Trends
  • Chapter 4—Current Technology Trends

David Lee King

David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media and has been published in many library-related journals. King is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. His most recent book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. King blogs at www.davidleeking.com.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.