Technology Interest Group Meeting (09/15/21)


Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm, EDT

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Technology that didn’t work as expected

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 2 PM - 3 PM

At this meeting, we will have a general discussion of our experiences with technology deployed in our libraries that didn’t quite go to plan. We often learn the most from situations we must adapt to. Please bring your tales of technology growing pains and how you modified your plans to succeed in these situations. Some possible examples of experiences can range from the neglected self-check machine, the maintenance demanding 3-D printer, or the perils of EnvisionWare printing. Also, any stories about technologies that posed a significant challenge to implement that you would recommend avoiding are of interest. I hope this discussion will allow us to share some lessons learned so we can have more technology successes at our libraries.

After the general group discussion, Raymond would like some input from the group on the upcoming NEFLIN technology conference.

Please come prepared to share with your microphones ready to go!


Administrative 2:00 PM-2:05 PM
Discussion: Technology that didn’t work as expected 2:06 PM -2:45 PM
Technology Conference Discussion 2:46 PM-3:00 PM

Interest Group Facilitator:  Adam Chalmers

Adam Chalmers is the System and Digital Technologies Librarian at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library. He started his library career working for the Brevard County Public Libraries in 2014 and developed an interest in improving library technology. While completing his master’s degree, he started working as a Library Coordinator for Access Services at the UNF library in 2017. Adam enjoys the challenges of troubleshooting library systems and implementing new technology to ensure a positive library user experience.
Cost: NEFLIN Interest Groups are free of charge and are open to NEFLIN members only.  Registration is strongly encouraged.