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Geeks Bearing Gifts: unwrapping new technology trends


This class, updated in January 2014, is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. (4 MLA CE)


Participants will be able to develop an increased awareness of new and changing technologies understand how new and changing technology affects traditional library services be able to identify ways in which one or more of these technologies would be applicable to their institution

Course Materials

  • Under Development

Middle Atlantic Region

Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator,

South Central Region

Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, , ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies Evaluation Coordinator,

Developer (2014)

Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM, SEA Region

Original Developer

J. Dale Prince was Technology Coordinator for the NN/LM, SE/A Region