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Why Learning Emerging Technologies is Every Librarians' Business

Kathryn Greenhill of Librarians Matter has put together an excellent presentation on finding the time and reasons to learn about emerging technologies.

The presenation title comes from the two phrases I hear most when people find out what I do. If they are lukewarm about new technologies, they tell me that they don't have time to learn about new technologies in their jobs. If they are enthusiastic, they often tell me that "THEY" (their workmates, their organisation) just don't understand why they should spend time finding out about new web tools.

The presentation covers:
1. What are emerging technologies ?
2. Five reasons to learn about them
3. Compass points to work out where to put your energy
4. Preparation
5. Tools
6. Useful sites
7. Convincing THEM (Taking it back to your organisation)