Selecting and Implementing Technologies in Libraries: A Primer (Lita Guides) (Paperback)

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Selecting and Implementing Technologies in Libraries: A Primer (Lita Guides) (Paperback)


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This book will address a functional gap in the literature, establishing a framework by which practitioners can more effectively - and successfully - select, implement, and eventually migrate away from key technological services of the library.

Patrick "Tod" Colegrove, Ph.D., MSLIS, is Director of the Carson City Public Library, and former State Librarian/Administrator of the Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records division. Emeritus faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno, he served as Head of the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library and led the team that earned the library international recognition. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree with concentration in competitive intelligence and knowledge management earned from Drexel University, as well as Doctorate and Master of Science degrees in Physics. His career in libraries builds on over fourteen years of entrepreneurial experience as leadership in high-tech private industry, capped by a decade teaching in the university classroom.Colegrove has led libraries in achieving notable firsts, including the first academic library in the United States to offer 3D printing and scanning services, being named one of the Most Interesting Makerspaces in America, and pioneering the rollout of virtual reality equipment in libraries statewide in support of career exploration and workforce development. A thought leader, his work is recognized internationally with invited presentations ranging from TEDx speaker and congressional panels in Washington D.C. to service with the International Baccalaureate program in The Hague, service separately under the U.S. Speaker Program of the Department of State with libraries across Belarus, and work with the top colleges and libraries in China at the intersection of libraries, innovation, entrepreneurship, and design.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538115053
ISBN-10: 1538115050
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 14th, 2022
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: Lita Guides