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An Infopeople Webinar

May 11th, 2016 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Presenters: Carson Block


Do you want learn the essentials of making your library environment future-friendly? There's no question of whether technology impacts your library—the question is, how does it impact your library now, and how will it change in the future? What can you do at your library to keep up? Join Carson Block in this fun and thought-provoking webinar to explore how technology is impacting library users and library spaces, and develop strategies that you can use to stay ahead of the curve.

In this webinar we'll look at approaches to retrofitting existing library spaces to accommodate established and emerging technologies. We'll also introduce the basics of "Design Thinking" and Project Management to help you form a vision for your library and implement your ideas. Finally, we'll use plain language to consider trends and tools from a common-sense standpoint to help equip you for the future.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Be able to recognize and understand the impacts of technology trends such as mobile devices on their library spaces.
  • Be able to identify the technology and infrastructure needed to serve patrons into the future.
  • Be familiar with the concept of Design Thinking.
  • Begin developing a plan to future proof their libraries utilizing a three-part session worksheet.

This webinar will be of interest to: Library staff at all levels in Public, School, Small Academic and Special Libraries.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
ppt [23.2mb]
pdf (Full slide) [2.2mb]
pdf (3 slides per page) [979kb]
Worksheet: doc [44kb] - pdf [85kb]
Chat: pdf [61kb]

Keywords: Library facilities and construction, Technology, User Experience