Secrets of cutting-edge libraries

North Carolina State University Libraries.

North Carolina State University Libraries.

Does your library offer cutting-edge library services? Learn about how four ALA-recognized libraries are using novel and cost-effective methods to leverage technologies to better serve their communities during the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference session “Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services,” which will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N259/261.

Each year, the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Library & Information Technology Association recognize cutting-edge technologies in library services. Speakers will provide behind-the-scenes details about developing the services–including their challenges and successes–and answer questions about how to apply these services in public, K-12 and higher education libraries of all sizes and budgets.

Hear about:

  • Dynamic, affordable digital signboards that promote library programs and resources from Digital Services Manager Rich Loomis at Somerset County Library System in Bridgewater, NJ.
  • Staff-saving, patron-loving “Me Card” technology that breaks down ILS siloes in a single bound from Deputy CEO Pilar Martinez and ILS Administrator Andrew Nisbet at Edmonton Public Library, Alberta, Canada.
  • A groundbreaking user engagement and digital preservation effort to open the new My #HuntLibrary from Lead Librarian for Digital Services Development Jason Casden at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • One-button video creation for professional-quality recording to support teaching and learning from Education & Behavioral Science Librarian Ellysa Cahoy and Media Commons University Park Coordinator Ryan Wetzel at Penn State University Libraries.

For more information on the services and the cutting-edge recognition, log on and click “cutting edge” on the right-hand navigation. View more ALA Washington Office conference sessions.

About Jazzy Wright

Jazzy Wright was a press officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office.

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