Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to register now to participate in this event.

Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Drones, Personalization, the Quantified Self. Libraries can and should be the epicenter of exploring, building and promoting these emerging techs, assuring the better futures and opportunities they offer are accessible to everyone. Learn what libraries are doing right now with these cutting-edge technologies, what they’re planning next and how you can implement these ideas in your own organization.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryemergingtech on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.


Christina Mune
Associate Dean of Innovation and Resource Management, University Library at San Jose State University

Christina Mune is the Associate Dean of Innovation and Resources Management at San Jose State University's King Library. Her passion is supporting discovery, creativity and digital scholarship by designing technology-enabled spaces and services in libraries. She is currently working on her upcoming book Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Digital Literacy, Open Access and Local Connectivity from ABC-CLIO. Her research interests include online instructional design, discovery and digital literacy.

Jim Hahn
Associate Professor, Orientation Services + Environments Librarian

Jim Hahn is an Associate Professor in the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois. His research into technology-enhanced learning has led to many software development projects within library settings and provides unique insights into new student’s expectations and needs and helps inform the work that he does as the Orientation Services and Environments Librarian for undergraduate students at the University of Illinois. He founded and manages the Minrva project (https://minrvaproject.org) and currently serves as project PI for a research + development grant funded through the University of Illinois Campus Research Board, entitled, “Information and Environment: Integration of an IoT-powered recommender system within the FOLIO open source platform,” the aims of which are to incorporate Internet of Things functionality into a FOLIO wayfinder application (https://github.com/minrva/ui-wayfinder) and make the resulting software available in the open source.

Ida Joiner
Senior Librarian at the Universal Academy in Texas

Ida Arlene Joiner is the Senior Librarian at the Universal Academy in Texas. She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018). Her forthcoming book on Drones in Libraries will be available in July 2020 (Elsevier). Ida has published numerous articles on emerging technologies. She is an international and national presenter on emerging technologies. Ida is a member of MIT’s Technology Review Global Panel. She discussed Are Drones Coming to Your Library on the Drone Radio Show. Ida is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Texas Wesleyan University’s Curriculum and Instruction program. She is a member of LITA’s Information Technology and Libraries board where she peer reviews articles for their peer reviewed open source journal. Ida peer reviews technology-related book proposals for Elsevier. She formerly co-chaired the Publications Committee for ALA’s International Relations Roundtable (IRRT). Ida holds her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA degree in Business Management from Chatham University. Her research focuses on emerging technologies such as drones, robotics, driverless vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, and their use in libraries and education. In her role as a project management consultant, Ida saved PNC Bank, PPG, Tucker Arensberg, Las Colinas Cancer, and Texas Breast Care thousands of dollars in technical and training costs.

Bohyun Kim
CTO + Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island Libraries

Bohyun Kim is the Chief Technology Officer and an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island Libraries. She is the author of two books, Understanding Gamification and Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations and the founding editor of ACRL TechConnect Blog. She is the Past-President of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and serves on the advisory boards and committees of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, San Jose State University School of Information, and Library Pipeline. She holds a MA in philosophy from Harvard University and a MSLIS from Simmons College.


Sue Alman
Lecturer at the School of Information, San Jose State University

Sue Alman is on the School of Information faculty at San Jose State University. She has held teaching posts at the University of Michigan and University of Pittsburgh, and she is a consultant specializing in organizational behavior and planning. Her areas of specialization include Futures, Asynchronous Learning, Management, Strategic Planning, Interpersonal Communications, Marketing and Public Relations, Group Dynamics, and Cultural Diversity. In Fall 2014 she led a MOOC, The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends, that attracted over 1700 global participants. More information about the MOOC can be found on the iSchool website or the MOOC repository. She is the organizer of the Library 2.0 Spring Summit, The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning.

Closing Keynote: "No Crystal Balls Needed: Keeping Current with Emerging Technologies"

Emerging technologies provide librarians with incredible opportunities to enhance services and resources that were unimaginable until recently. With so many choices that can be costly to implement librarians must be knowledgeable about the needs of their communities and new technologies. Join Sue Alman, instructor of the course The Emerging Future, for a symposium wrap-up that focuses on the people, organizations, and publications that are essential for monitoring technology issues and trends.


The 30-minute conference sessions are below! You can also find them--and interact with the presenters--here. Click through to see full descriptions.

Breaking Down Barriers to Emerging & Innovative Technologies for Everyone
Sarah Norrell, Professional Librarian, Robert R. Muntz Library, The University of Texas at Tyler

Connect Communities with Technology that Matters
Amanda Sweet, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

Creating A Virtual Reality Library Tour: How, Why, and What's Next
Eliza Donne, Multimedia Specialist, Harrell Health Sciences Library

Design for Diversity: Towards More Inclusive Information Systems
Amanda Rust (Associate Director for Services, Digital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University Library)

Exploring and building virtual reality experiences on the web
Liv Erickson, Senior Product Manager Social Mixed Reality, Mozilla

Information Gathering, AI and Manipulating Human Behaviour
Linda Feesey, librarian, Toronto Public Library

Introducing Immersive Technologies for Libraries
Chad Mairn, Librarian | Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College

Library Chatbots 101: Demystifying A.I. with the SJSU Chatbot Internship
Sharesly Rodriguez and Danica Ronquillo, San Jose State University

Robotics in Libraries
Dan Lou, Senior Librarian, Palo Alto City Library | Michael Hibben, Senior Manager, Roanoke County Public Library | M Ryan Hess, Digital Initiatives Manager, Palo Alto City Library

SUNY’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC)
Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, Emerging Technologies Librarian & Head of Media Services, University at Buffalo Libraries, State University of New York | Cherie van Putten

Technology at the Learning Resources Centre, Academia Britanica Cuscatleca, El Salvador
Melissa Hernández / Library assistant, Learning Resources Centre (LRC) Academia Britanica Cuscatleca | Jennifer Garcia | Judith de Méndez | Hilda Gómez | Rodrigo Alfaro | Raul Martínez

Twitch + Discord in Public Libraries: New Opportunities for Adult Services
Michael Dunbar-Rodney – Librarian, San Antonio Public Library – Central Branch | Lorin Flores – Librarian


The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

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