December 28, 2004

Indiana Library Federation State Meeting March 2005

Indiana Library Federation

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

8:30 a.m. 9:20 a.m.
IM Online for You
Are you using Instant Messaging in your library? Come join this dynamic session covering the benefits of this low-cost, high return on investment service presented by library staff who have implemented this service at the St. Joseph County Public Library. Statistics show that 80% of young adults and teens are IMing. Come learn how to reach this population on their own cyber-turf.
Speakers: Marianne Kruppa, St. Joseph County Public Library; Michael Stephens, St. Joseph County Public Library
Sponsor: Reference Division

2:00 p.m. 2:50 p.m.
Technolust & Technobust: Technology Planning for Libraries
Deploying new technologies requires effective technology planning. How do we serve our users with innovative technology and still remain within our budgets? Michael Stephens, Special Projects Librarian with St. Joseph County Public Library, discusses current hot technologies such as RFID, WiFi, MP3s, DRM, federated searching and how they might fit into library technology plans. He will cover what to consider when planning new technology initiatives, including: cost, training, return on investment, staffing, etc. Technolust (defined as wanting technology for the sake of technology) is a frequent pitfall for technology enthusiasts. Learn how to create a well-written technology plan that serves as a guide to help you avoid technobust!
Speaker: Michael Stephens, St. Joseph County Public Library
Sponsor: Reference Division

Posted by Michael at December 28, 2004 09:05 AM