Topics: Dr. Troy A. Swanson, Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College, talks about social media issues at libraries and discusses his new book titled “Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration, Coordination and Focus”. Other topics include social networking culture and ebooks, are libraries doing social media well?, libraries as loosely coupled systems and more.
Topics: 2012 retrospective special: the rise of Overdrive and Kobo, growth of 3M Cloud Library, devices of the year, ebooks and print books can coexist [infographic], and San Antonio’s Bookless Library.
Topics: Felton Thomas Jr, Executive Director and CEO of the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), talks about CPL’s TechCentral, a new $1 million digital technology center, the Tech ToyBox, CPL’s MyCloud service, 3D Printing and more.
Topics: Eli Neiburger, Associate Director for IT & Production at Ann Arbor District Library, talks about the famous “we are screwed” statement/presentation, ebooks, gaming at libraries, technology playtime, future tech trends and more.
Topics: Helene Blowers, Author, Blogger and Director of Digital Strategy for Columbus Metropolitan Library, discusses Learning 2.0: 23 Things, digital divide issues, technology playtime, technology planning and more.
Topics: Jason Griffey, Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, talks about the open source LibraryBox device project, ebooks, the digital divide, future tech trends and more.
Topics: Bobbi Newman, Consultant-Speaker-Trainer and Author at <a href=”http://librarianbyday.net”>Librarian by Day</a>, talks about transliteracy and its applications in librarianship, should libraries pull out of current ebook deals and more.
Topics: David Rothman, author-journalist-blogger and founder of TeleRead.com and Librarycity.org, talks about ebooks, why Overdrive should sell itself to a library consortia, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative, surviving Amazon’s surge and more.
Topics: Lisa Carlucci Thomas, librarian-writer-speaker and Director of design think do, a library technology and creative services firm, talks about mobile library services and social platforms and the impact of mobile technologies on libraries.
Topics: Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction at Wright State University Libraries and Editor/Blogger of the No Shelf Required book series/blog, talks about ebooks and their future in our libraries. Other topics include streaming of econtent, Amazon’s meteoric rise and more.
Topics: Marshall Breeding, renowned expert on library automation and Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN, discusses key issues in library automation systems, and why they are so vital to the proper functioning of a library. Other topics include upcoming technology trends, ebooks and more.
Topics: Stephen Abram, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Gale Cengage Learning, discusses general library technology topics including research databases and crowd sourcing, ebooks, library innovation, websites, transliteracy, and more.
Topics: Michael Porter (a.k.a. Libraryman), CEO of Library Renewal, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding new econtent solutions for libraries, discusses why a project like Library Renewal is so important to the future survival of libraries, and why funding it is so vital. Other topics include the failure of academia, Amazon’s rise and more.
Topics: Buffy J. Hamilton, high school librarian and teacher at “The Unquiet Library” in Canton, Georgia and creator of The Unquiet Librarian blog, discusses what is the Unquiet Library, technology play time for staff and clients, transliteracy, Kindles and Nooks at the library and more.