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ALA Midwinter 2012 Wrap Up

Hello all, 

Here are the notes/ideas that were generated as part of our discussion at Midwinter. Some of these will become table topics for the Coffee with the Experts event at Annual this year. 

1. Media Centers in libraries

Creative technology spaces, smart boards/tables, training and management of the media center

2. Working with IT departments

Security concerns, privacy concerns

3. Device Lending

for whom, how to facilitate, which devices to focus on, ex. Media Surfer by TechLogic

4. Apple iBooks

Textbooks in the public space

5. Information/Digital Literacy 

Google Search Education, Microsoft Academic Search, Open Access resources

6. 3-D Printers

Science grants available for this type of thing?

7. Ebooks.

Public library as publisher, use of library space adapting to less physical books, building structures adapting, management and cataloging of ebooks, ex. Jamie Lerue in Colorado. 

 

8. Professional Development and Training on new technologies

how to, best practices, staffing adapations, trainging for librarians AND the patron community

9. The Cloud/Open Source

Amazon, consortium cloud use, Chromebooks lending in California. 

10. Technology and funding opportunities for public libraries