Emerging Technologies Librarian from the University of Oklahoma Bobby Reed, has been collecting data and interviewing Emerging Technologies professionals in or around the library field for two years now. These positions manage everything from traditional library platforms and learning management systems to labs and makerspaces brimming with cutting edge consumer technology. With such a dizzyingly wide array of potential responsibilities, how can a library leader make enough sense out of this type of position to decide if it adds any value to their organization? This talk will leave attendees feeling informed and capable of answering this topical and timely question.
This talk will be hosted by Bobby and a team of Emerging Technologies librarians from around the country. It will detail what they do and what value they add to their respective organizations. This team will then roadmap the potential futures of this position in libraries as they see it. This is a great talk for library leaders considering workforce expansion and students interesting in careers bolstering the technological offerings of libraries around the world.
ALA Unit/Subunit: LITA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.