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A lot has been accomplished with regards to technology over the last few decades and as many people have said we are now truly in the “modern age.” Innovation moves so quickly that it seems our world is blurring. In this webinar, discover what groundbreaking technologies and innovative people to watch in 2016 and beyond. We will also discuss as a group how all these advancements can fit into a variety of libraries to make them shine a bright light into the future.

Slideshttp://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn/technologies-and-innovation-worth-watching-in-2016-57025300

Original broadcast January 13, 2016 

Instructor Bio ~ Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, adjunct professor, manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College, and is the CTO at Novare Library Services.

While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries. Chad also plays drums in Fowler’s Bluff, a local rock band with their own craft beer with the same name, who has just recently released their third album.

Chad’s contact information can be found here: https://about.me/chadmairn