Introducing Emerging Technologies At Your Library

We live in a time of rapid technological change! In this tutorial, Nick Tanzi shares advice on identifying which emerging technologies are ripe for adoption and explores strategies for training staff, developing appropriate policy, and designing programs and services for patrons.

Course outcomes:

  • Identification of emerging technologies to incorporate at the library.
  • Strategies for training staff on emerging technologies.
  • Understanding of the elements of successful emerging tech policy.
  • Strategies for the planning and implementation of programs and services.

Presenter: Nick Tanzi

Nick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as a children’s librarian, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library.

During this time, he has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to 3D printing. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections through Training and Outreach (2016) and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020).

He writes The Wired Library column for Public Libraries Magazine. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association and currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table. His blog is

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