Technology

I seek to help libraries improve the technology
services they provide to their communities.
I’m interested in helping those who work in libraries develop the
confidence, curiosity, and skills needed to be critical consumers,
innovative creators, and flexible and agile users and facilitators of
the technologies of today… and tomorrow.

Instructor for LI815 Information Technology for Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management, 2014-present
Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students are able to:

  • Identify and evaluate resources and tools for  existing and emerging technologies within  information environments.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals, determine best fit  across different information environments, and  make recommendations for technology solutions.
  • Discuss potential access issues for diverse  populations, and recommend  technology solutions  to provide equal access.
  • Assess personal technology skills and develop a plan for continuous self-directed technology learning.
  • Discuss technology instructional roles of  information organizations serving communities  and describe appropriate training methods  available to support end – user needs.
  • Select and plan the implementation of technology  solutions that consider all end – users.
  • Identify policy frameworks  surrounding  technology use within information environments  and examine how these may best support the  promotion of democratic principles and  intellectual freedom.

Technology Benchmarks

  • Edge Initiative benchmark webinar series and blogging for TechSoup for Libraries
  • Edge Initiative benchmark subject matter expert for the Public Library Association course development

Technology Planning

  • Instructor for Edge Initiative course: Assessing Your Community Needs — 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Instructor for Elements of Technology Management — an online 6-week Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) course offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Technology Training

  • Presenting Online: How do you Engage a Virtual Audience? Presentation for ASCLA Consultant Networking Luncheon at ALA Midwinter 2014
  • Delivering Training Online, an online session for Ben Franklin Library, Embassy of the United States México. November 2012
  • Let’s Play De-Tech-Tive, a 2-hour session for the Basehor Community Library (KS) staff in-service day (August 2012)
  • Accidental Technology Trainer pre-conference delivered with Stephanie Gerding at Internet Librarian 2008

User Centered Digital Information

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