Emerging Technologies: Tips and Strategies for Success in Libraries
Presented by Roy Cummings
July 18th, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Emerging technologies have become an ever-present part of our academic lives. From communicating with library supporters to providing resources for distance learners, educators must think about the tools we use and how we use them. What do we use? How? Why? These are some of the questions that constantly present themselves as we wade through the pool of emerging technologies. For libraries that do not have staff dedicated to digital initiatives, deciding on which tools to use and how to effectively use them can be challenging. This session aims to provide practical insight into understanding emerging technologies and tips for identifying and implementing relevant tools and services.
Roy Cummings is a Reference Librarian at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Bachelors degree in Communication and Media Studies from Clayton State University in Morrow, GA; and Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. His interests include exploring and learning about emerging web technologies and electronic gadgets.
About the Carterette Series Webinars
The Carterette Series Webinars was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.
In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this bi-monthly educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.