The internet of things is a term used to describe all the different devices that can connect to the internet and interact with other devices or end users. From wearables to everyday household items, the power of these devices gives opportunities to create interactive environments, energy efficiencies and even enhanced security. Can home automated technology such as interactive assistants like Alexa or Google Home, door sensors, doorbells with videos, lights that turn on and off automatically – be used in the library space? The answer is, “yes it can!”

This webinar covers taking the home automation environment into the work environment – and what cost and staff time savings libraries can utilize. During this session, Brian will explore what options are available for improving interactions with the library and making things more efficient and interactive with connected devices and the internet of things.


Original broadcast May 8, 2019 

Biography ~ Brian Pichman
Brian Pichman is a technology enthusiast, sharing his thoughts and ideas to libraries so they can become more interactive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging He is a web developer with experience designing websites. Brian started a collaborative platform called the Evolve Project which aims to change the way people see libraries by introducing new technology and concepts for libraries. Libraries need to re-position themselves as community anchors in order to succeed in today’s culture.