Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies: Best Practices for Information Professionals


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Libraries Unlimited
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6.2 X 0.5 X 9.2 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional who teaches librarians and educators to effectively use mobile technologies. She worked for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries for 14 years as web manager and head of user experience.


"The time management strategies for processing and organizing information and continuing to keep up as technology changes are especially useful. . . . Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies is a valuable resource that can be read cover to cover or used for its extensive resources." - VOYA
"Hennig simplifies for the harried librarian the process of finding information on emerging technology, touching on sources in several formats, along with sharing methods and processes for staying abreast in the field. The purpose of the book is to share techniques, but it also serves as a robust purveyor of information sources. . . . Overall, a handy guide to keeping up with emerging technologies for those of us with little time to devote to the endeavor." - Booklist Online
"Readers who find it challenging to stay abreast of emerging technologies will appreciate this resource that acknowledges the difficulties of doing so. . . . Hennig refers to herself as a visionary rather than an implementer, and the many ideas and materials presented here reflect her wide-ranging purview. VERDICT Essential reading for all information professionals." - Library Journal, Starred Review
"The book serves as an invaluable guide not only to resources and methods for staying current and performing the duties, but also as a tool to place the role of Emerging Technologies Librarian into the broader context of librarianship." - College & Research Libraries
"There is something for everyone in this rather slim volume of less than 200 pages. . . . [I]t is a solid starting point with referrals to many other resources to help launch a new technology project or service." - The Library Quarterly