Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies: Best Practices for Information Professionals

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Today's librarians and information specialists know it's imperative that they keep up with new technologies. But not all technologies are equally important, either within the library setting or to library patrons. So how does one decide which ones to pursue and integrate into services? In the uphill battle to stay current with new and emerging technologies, deciding which ones to pursue and integrate into services is a major challenge. A secondary problem is simply finding the time to consider the question. Readers of Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies will learn all of the best practices and skills to keep up with new technologies and to analyze the ability of specific technologies to meet recognized user needs—all in this single source.

You'll learn the best ways to gather information about new technologies and user needs, to evaluate and analyze information, to curate technology information for others, to set up experiments and evaluate the results, and to present your findings to persuade decision-makers. Written by the former head of user experience at MIT's library system, this guidebook serves information professionals, educators, education technology specialists, and anyone with "emerging technology" or "innovation" in their job titles. It will also be useful for library administrators and those who manage these positions as well as for students seeking a technology-oriented or curriculum-design career path in libraries.

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About the author

Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional who teaches librarians and educators to effectively use mobile technologies. She worked for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries for 14 years as web manager and head of user experience.

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Jun 21, 2017
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Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Reference
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