Thursday, May 17 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

2018 Libr@ry Tech-know

Do you feel surrounded by automation and robots? Both are booming, and as our right side-view mirror often says: "objects are closer than they appear!" What's a library to do?

While there's nothing new about automation systems in libraries, recent developments in robotics (including autonomous vehicles, drones, and AI chatbots) is turning the whole notion on its head. How are these trends impacting our society now, and how might they begin affecting libraries? This session with Library Technology Consultant Carson Block takes a fun and thought-provoking look at the potential and pitfalls of robots and other automation in delivering public services.

Participants will:
-Learn how automation & robots are impacting life and work
-Learn how automation & robots are used - and may be used - in libraries
-Explore strategic perspectives on automation & robots

Please register by May 9th. St Mary's, Calvert, & Charles counties please contact the regional directly. All others may be placed on the wait list via tinyurl.com/yc8soswv

For more information, contact Jennifer Hopwood jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us or by phone (301) 884-0436 * (301) 843-3634 * (301) 934-9442.


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