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Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends

This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on emerging technologies and trends. Participants will be able to identify and analyze emerging technologies and its impact within your institution. Content will be focused in the use of emerging technology in education, outreach, and medicine. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into 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 demonstrations and discussions on a wide variety of technologies.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify emerging technologies that influence business, education, medicine, and libraries.
  • Analyze emerging technologies and predict benefits of tool utilization.
  • Discuss ways in which new technologies can be utilized to support education, outreach, and medicine.
  • Identify 3 issues associated with creation of and adaptation of new technologies. 

Course Materials


Continuing Education

Update Author

Tony Nguyen, Technology and Communication Coordinator for the NN/LM, SEA Region

Original Author

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

Class Length: 
4 hours
Tony Nguyen, ML..., MLIS, AHIP, Technology and Communications Coordinator
Continuing Education:

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