Professional Development

Susan’s Day 2 @ ALA Midwinter: Top Tech Trends

Sunday, January 9, 2011 6:41 pm

Top Technology Trends
I am on the LITA Top Technology Trends Committee this year and the main purpose of this group is to put on this popular event at each Midwinter and Annual ALA Conference. Top Tech Trends took place this morning with a panel of “trendsters,” who discuss current technology trends and often predict future trends. The panel this year had some familiar faces and some new ones, including our own Erik Mitchell! The other panelists were:

  • Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
  • Rachel Frick, Program Director, Digital Library Federation
  • Monique Sendze, Associate Director of Information Technology, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado
  • Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian, McMaster University

This year each panelist presented two trends and then the audience interacted with questions and comments. Being such a techie group, the committee did a live feed of the session (which was watched by about 40 viewers and recorded it for later viewing. My job this morning was to monitor the twitter feed in case questions were posed for the panelists. My “mopup” assignment is to view the recorded session and work up a list of URL’s and websites cited by the panelists to share over the LITA site.

Immediately following the conclusion of the event, the committee met to start planning for the ALA Annual event, in New Orleans in June. I got an assignment I can sink my teeth into: find a restaurant for the committee and panelist to meet and get acquainted the night prior to the session. Having visited New Orleans three times now, and having never eaten in the same place twice, it will be a fun assignment!

Right now, I am writing from the LITA emerging technologies interest group meeting. I was hoping for some new and exciting ideas, but the talk is centered around technologies that we are already working with: QR Codes, augmented reality, location based services, Evernote, Dropbox, etc. It was nice to see folks get introduced to these handy technologies, but, for me, the real new tech ideas came in this morning’s Top Tech Trends session.

2 Responses to “Susan’s Day 2 @ ALA Midwinter: Top Tech Trends”

  1. Anything we would want to discuss in CIT this semester?

  2. Erik and Jeff on one panel. WooHoo!

    Loved the convo on digital publishing.


Pages
About
Categories
Professional Development
Tags
Archives
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007

Powered by WordPress.org, protected by Akismet. Blog with WordPress.com.