December 10, 2016

LITA Talks Top Tech Trends | ALA Annual 2012

Web developers should prioritize mobile websites over desktop websites, librarians need to design more relevant instructional materials for their users, and the field of experience-based transformational development could have a major impact on the future of educational tools. These were just a few of the topics discussed during the “Top Technology Trends and LITA Awards Presentation,” session last Sunday during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

Moderator Jason Vaughan, director of library technologies for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was joined by panelists Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief strategist for OCLC; Meredith Farkas, head of instructional services for Portland State University Library; Nina McHale, assistant systems administrator for Arapahoe Library District; Stephen Abram, vice president for strategic partnerships and markets for Gale Cengage Learning; and Clifford Lynch, executive director, Center for Networked Information. In two rounds of discussion, each presenter was asked to highlight a major technology trend that will impact the library profession.

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