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Panel discussion program "What is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?" at ALA Annual Conference 2010 at Washington D.C.

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  • What is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?
    Panel Discussion
    moderated byBohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Florida International University
    2010 ALA Annual Conference
    June 26, 2010. Washington D.C.
    Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Washington Convention Center 103B
  • Schedule
    Twitter Hashtag : #emergetech
    Introduction: 1:30 – 1:40
    Group 1 discussion: 1:40 – 2:00
    Group 1 question: 2:00 – 2:05
    Group 2 discussion: 2:05 – 2:25
    Group 2 question : 2:25 – 2:30
    Group 3 discussion: 2:30 – 2:50
    Group 3 question : 2:50 – 2:55
    Group 4 discussion: 2:55 – 3:15
    Group 4 question : 3:15 – 3:20
    Open Mic: 3:20 – 3:30
  • Group 1What do we mean when we say “Emerging Technologies” ?
  • Panelists
    Elisabeth Leonard, Associate Dean for Library Services, Western Carolina University
    Frank Cervone, Vice Chancellor for Information Services, Purdue University Calumet
  • How would you define emerging technologies?
    In what context do you think the term, “emerging technologies” is being used in libraries? Do you see anything interesting or problematic in those uses?
    The term - innovation - comes up a lot when emerging technologies are discussed. What kind of connection do you see between innovation and emerging technologies?
    Should all libraries adopt emerging technologies? Do all libraries need to be innovative?
    A lot of libraries jump on the bandwagon of adopting emerging technologies – the typical examples include Facebook, LibGuides, Twitter, etc.  What are your thoughts? Are emerging technologies a hype?
  • Group 2What do Emerging Technologies Librarians do everyday?
  • Panelists
    Amanda Margis, Web Services Children's Librarian, Warren-Newport Public Library
    Danielle Whren Johnson, Digital Access Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame Library
    Darcy Del Bosque, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Elisabeth Abarbanel, School Librarian, Brentwood School, Los Angeles
    RebekahKilzer, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Drexel University Libraries
  • What is your position and how did it come to exist/evolve? How is your focus on emerging technologies related to the rest of your duties? 
    What skills are the most crucial to your position? 
    How do you stay up-to-date with emerging technologies?
    How do you share/implement/trainyour findings with other staff and patrons?
    How do you assessemerging technology projects?
  • Group 3Management issues in emerging technology projects 
  • Panelists
    Cynthia Johnson, Head of Reference, University of California, Irvine
    Jacquelyn Erdman, Web Services Librarian, East Carolina University
    Kathryn Munson, Assistant Access Services Librarian, Southeastern Louisiana University
    Marissa Ball, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Florida International University
  • How does your library organize the responsibilityof emerging technologies? Who has the authority to make decisions and determine who is in charge of each stage of development? What are the pros and cons of the approach your library takes?  
    How clear is a library’s vision on emerging technologies to you?  Were you involved in creating a vision and/or selling the vision to the entire library staff?
    In your own experience of managing emerging technologies, what are some strategies that worked or did not work concerning implementing the projects? 
    What is your advice to libraries which attempt to develop new technology projects in regard to R&D investment?
  • Group 4 Implementing emerging technologies in libraries
  • Panelists
    David Ratledge, Associate Professor & Head, Library Technology Services, University of Tennessee
    Gwen Evans, Coordinator, Library Information and Emerging Technologies, Bowling Green State University
    Rebecca K. Miller, College Librarian for the Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • How do you think libraries and librarians should go about assessing risks in adopting emerging technologies?  How do you think libraries and librarians should manage project failures?
    How do you determine what technologies are worth the investment?
    What kind of procedure do you have for implementing emerging technologies?  Does formal evaluations through committees slow things down?
    For libraries that have adopted emerging technologies thus far, what kind of changes have you seen take place?  
  • Thank you! Questions?Please fill out Evaluation Form!