Technology Trends for 2014 and Beyond: What’s Hot, What’s Cool, What’s Coming Up Next
Feel like you can’t keep up with the latest and greatest in tech trends? What do we, as information professionals, need to pay attention to in the world of technology? What can we expect to impact us in the coming months and years? Join us to discuss some of the newest tech trends, get a sneak peek at some things we may encounter soon, and try to make sense of what this could mean for the future of our libraries.
Presented for Alaska Library Association Conference 2014 #akla
1966 illustration of what life will look like in 1999Tech Issues – 10 things I think are worth watching as they impact our communities and how libraries serve their needs.
Changing roles within communities, businesses, schools, librariesWomen, minorities – democratizing participationKids learning to codeMainstream librarians, professionalsHow are libraries adapting to this? What services are we providing to support this trend?Goes beyond computer skills classesCoder camps for kids, tech literacy programs (some with childcare provided!)Discussions of gender and minority participation in tech – LTG, ALA, etc
Jobs in libraries that do NOT involve a degree of tech know-how: Supporting learning and prof development for keeping up with technology changes in the workplace – first and foremost for librarians!Continuing education to support these changing rolesConversations about intersectionality in libraries, tech, leadership
Flipped/Blended learning models – libraries supporting these models (very tech heavy)Libraries as support centers for learning – how do we help facilitate independent learning? This is not new, but the way we support learning is changing – tech heavy (new skills needed)More than access to equipment. What we teach our communities in terms of digital literacy, media literacy, etc so impoarant
MOOCs, online learning - control of learning no longer with institutions, but in the hands of the individualsLearning = more independent… libraries as primary centers of learning, not secondary to schools(LAPL GED program, libs as credentialing institutions)
How are libraries positioning themselves to support an influx of independent learners and learners who need a variety of media, tools, and skills to reach their learning goals?How do you see your library’s programs changing to meet these new needs?
Empowering communities to createSupporting learning and creating knowledge of all typesSelf publishing included in this?
Does this mean we all need to run out and buy 3D printers? More about skill building, encouraging creative analytical thoughtSupporting local Maker community, partner with themWho knows the makers in their communities? Craftspeople, scientists, inventors, curious kids
This includes copyright infringement, licensing issues, fair use.
Issues defining (and redefining) the boundaries of Fair UseYouTube music suitsWhat do we do with Born Digital content?? Curation, authentication, access, distribution issues
Open Access Movement - unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. http://bit.ly/1ofhj9v – video explaining
Open Datacertain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of controlDPLA Openness resources and metadataBringing together data, rescources and putting out the info in apis sodevs can use
Re-defining our success measures – circs are not always good indicators of success. Asking the right questions – what are we trying to accomplish? What would show that we reached these goals? KPIsWhat measures does your library use to demonstrate the worth of its programs?
New ways of telling our stories, promoting our services, advocatingHow are we telling our stories to stakeholders and funders?How you present your info is important – this infographic communicates not just the stats, but subtle messages about school libraries. Librarian as professionalClear upward trends as a good thingMoney, value
Information is everywhere,available if you haveDeviceConnectivitySkillsLibrary as serviceLibrary is everywhere Embedded, community, mobile, new service models fueled by available technology
Public spaces are becoming info hubs
Library as serviceLibrary is everywhere Embedded, community, mobile, new service models fueled by available technology
Glass, Fitbit, New Smart Watches, etc. Also diabetes monitors, etcWe’re becoming more and more “one” with our gadgets. Recording activity, providing access to infoCan your patrons “wear” the library?
Smart appliancesDelivery dronesSelf Driving cars, digi tech in vehicles“connected home”Companies are tapping into people’s lives and integrating their services via these thingsWhat does this mean to libraries?What responsibilities would we have if we were to do the same?How could we make these work within our libs?
Everything we do leaves a data footprint, and people are getting concerned about that. Do we know enough about this?What is our responsibility to our patrons?The trade off between service and privacy?
Our records, personal info, etc is no longer “shreddable” What measures do we take to protect patron privacy?Password leak storiesAPI access to record info
Technology Trends for 2014 and Beyond
Technology Trends for 2014 and Beyond:
What’s Hot, What’s Cool, What’s Coming Up Next
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
Alaska Library Association Conference, 2014