Tech Expo: A Model for Emerging Technology Education for Library Staff

Lisa Johnston, Scott Spicer

Abstract


 

Emerging technologies, such as personal information management tools like Zotero, productivity software like Google Documents, and Web-based API's and mashups are important resources for library staff development and productivity. To keep up with rapid technological change, the University of Minnesota Libraries developed a staff education program on emerging technologies. Begun in 2009, the fun and interactive program called Tech Expo has been a success. This paper describes the approach taken and lessons learned.


Full Text: PDF


ISSN: 1947-525X