Spotlight Series: Rebecca McGuire

Allow me to introduce Rebecca McGuire, Visiting Instructional Tech Specialist at Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.  A division of the University of Illinois Library, the Mortenson Center, provides leadership and technology guidance to libraries throughout the world.  Rebecca shares information about this unique role, her favorite tech blogs, and predictions about the future of […]

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Spotlight Series: Brittney Buckland

Have you ever seen a really interesting library position and wondered how the person got there? This series will interview tech librarians to learn more about their journey, how they stay informed about emerging technologies, and tools they can’t live without. Allow me to introduce Brittney Buckland, Head of Technical Services at Merrimack Public Library […]

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The Lost Art of Creation

While technology is helpful, it also contributes to people becoming, well, more robotic. Siri can define the word “banausic,” eliminating the need to pull out a dictionary; while Google Maps can help you navigate to the closest ramen bowl spot, eliminating the need to look at an actual map. This series looks at technology that […]

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The Lost Art of Creativity

The Lost Art series examines tech tools that encourage communication between libraries and its users.  The Lost Art of Conversation looked at ways that podcasts can connect with the community, as well as the technology required to create a professional podcast. This month is all about the 3-D printer, a tool that creates three dimensional […]

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The Lost Art of Conversation

Technology is often viewed as a double edged sword: it makes life easier but it also has the power to threaten jobs, privacy, and human connections.  Yale University & Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute polled industry experts in 2016 and found that machine intelligence (A.I.) will replace all human jobs by 2136. Despite statistics like […]

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