David Lee King is the digital services director at Topeka and Shawnee County (Kans.) 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. A Library Journal Mover & Shaker, he has written two books: Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections and Designing the Digital Experience: How to Use Experience Design Tools & Techniques to Build Websites Customers Love. He blogs at http://www.davidleeking.com.
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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.
- 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