Friday, June 2, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, EST

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 St. Johns County Convention Center  Renaissance World Golf Village Resort   500 South Legacy Trail                          St. Augustine, FL 32092  


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NEFLIN 2017 Technology Conference (06/02/17) 


KeynoteLeaning into the Future: Best Practices for Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies  with Nicole Hennig


If you’re like most people, you feel stressed out about keeping up with the deluge of information about new technologies. 

In this talk we’ll look at some examples of how technology is moving forward exponentially (from both utopian and dystopian viewpoints). Then we’ll focus on:

  • How not to fear rapid change
  • Looking at new technologies with fresh eyes (instead of viewing through lenses of the past)
  • How to understand the needs of users (instead of asking them what they want)
  • Ways to automate your information gathering process
  • Why small experiments work & how to evaluate results
  • Persuading decision-makers and funders
  • Defining staff positions related to emerging technologies
  • Why you don’t need to be able to predict the future

And finally we’ll help reduce the stress of rapid change by focusing on a step-by-step process that you can use no matter which new technologies are on the horizon.

Nicole Hennig is an independent user-experience professional, helping librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies.

Nicole’s books include Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage, Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services, and Best Apps for Academics. She teaches several online courses, including Apps for Librarians & Educators, and Organize Your Life with Mobile Apps.

She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years, first as web manager and then as head of the user experience department. She is the winner of several awards, including the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions.

Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring people to use technology effectively. To stay current with the best mobile technology for education, sign up for her email newsletter, Mobile Apps News, and follow her on Twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries and mobile technologies.

Concurrent Sessions:

Select one topic from each session to attend when registering.

Concurrent Session #1: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Exploring Cost Effective AR & VR Options for Your Library with Sandy Avila
Hands On Coding with Dash & Dot with Lauren Wade
Helping Others Organize their Digital World with Diana Silveira
Concurrent Session #2: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Getting Real with the Library with Samuel R. Putnam and Sara Russell-Gonzalez
Privacy & Security with Nicole Hennig
Wikipedia and Libraries with Robert Fernandez
TechSpace featuring NEFLIN Member Libraries

Concurrent Session #3: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

2017's Top Tech Trends in Higher Ed with Sandy Avila
The Business of Putting the Library Website Out of Business with Michael Schofield
The State of Social Media with Dawn Jensen
TechSpace featuring NEFLIN Member Libraries

Concurrent Session #4: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Creating Social Content for Libraries with Dawn Jensen
Latest Games and Gadgets for Education and Innovation with Brian Pichman
Service Blueprint 101 with Michael Schofield
Summer Tech Camp in the Library with Melody Royster, Sara Russell-Gonzalez, Suzanne Stapleton, and Christine Yip 

See Concurrent Session descriptions HERE

23 Mobile Things Wrap Up (O'Neill & Silveira?)
Big Data, Deep Learning, and Machine Intelligence (Boyd) 
Emerging Trends in Mobile Library Services (Esposito) 
Graphics and Logos Made Easy: Top 10 Free Programs and Apps to Create Stellar Graphics for Marketing (Le) 
Keeping it Straight: Managing Your Online Professional Development (Riggins & Farmer) 
Library Technologies Interest Group: Lightning Rounds! (??NEFLIN IG??) 
Library Technology: What's Next? (Sauers & Pichman) 
Making it Work: Online Project Management Techniques (Riggins & Farmer)
Navigating the EdTech Wild West: Finding the Best Educational Technology for Library Learning (Bell) 
Participating in the Creative Commons (Sauers) 
Plug It In, Plug It In: How to Jazz Up Your Blog with Plug-ins and Widgets (Le) 
Research Projects and Digital Presentations (Monaghan) 
Technology + Mindfulness (Monaghan) 
The Internet of Everything (Boyd)
Using Online Avatar and Comic Strip Generators to Connect with Users (Avila)
What's After MakerSpaces? (Pichman) 
Registration:          $35.00  NEFLIN Members
(includes lunch)       $65.00 All Other FL Library Staff

Payment by check: Invoice will be sent after the conference.
Payment by credit card: PayPal link included in registration.

This conference has been funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.