SLA InfoTrends

OUT OF THE CLOUD AND INTO YOUR LIBRARY: PUTTING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO USE

You’ve heard about virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing, but what are the applications of these emerging technologies for libraries? Hear from Christina Mune about the innovative technology projects and resources at San Jose State University libraries and how they enhance library services, spaces, and programming. Stephen Rhind-Tutt will provide an explanation of virtual reality technologies, describe applications for these within libraries, and explain what virtual content can look like as part of a digital catalog. Learn how virtual reality technology is being used today within libraries and practical tips for how to do so.

REFRESH YOUR SEARCH STRATEGIES: NEW TOOLS, TACTICS, AND TECHNOLOGIES

Online research—both on the web and in value-added online services—has changed radically over the past few years. In this session, Mary Ellen Bates will offer practical strategies and techniques for getting better search results today by taking new approaches and thinking differently about search. Scott Brown will provide strategies for search using social media, which can offer up to date business and market data in a rapidly evolving information environment and fill in potential blind spots left by other research tools.

Students can register for $19 (and it includes one year of SLA student membership)!

For more information and to register, visit https://www.sla.org/learn-2/infotrends/.

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