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

Lisa Johnston, Scott Spicer



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.


emerging technologies; libraries; staff education; staff development

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ISSN: 1947-525X