Emerging Library Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022535

Emerging Library Technologies

1st Edition

It's Not Just for Geeks

Authors: Ida Joiner
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022535
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 180
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Emerging Technologies

  1. Robots to the Rescue
  2. Artificial Intelligence: AI is Nearby
  3. Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane: It's a Drone Flying Your Way
  4. If You Print It, They Will Come: 3 D Printing in Your Library
  5. Information Seeking with Big Data: Not Just the Facts
  6. Driverless Vehicles: Pick Me up at the...?
  7. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality: What is Your Reality?
  8. Wearable Technologies from A to Z: In and Out of Academic Libraries
  9. Keeping Abreast of these Emerging Technologies


Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks is written for librarians, information professionals and graduate students who are both novices and experts in emerging technologies. It provides an introduction to some of the latest and hottest technologies in the news, such as robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, wearable technologies, drones, cybersecurity and driverless vehicles. The author demonstrates how professionals in academic libraries can forge strategic relationships with campus departments to provide research, resources, training, marketing, technology and other initiatives that prepare students for STEM careers.

Key Features

  • Discusses various technologies used for outreach in academic libraries
  • Covers unique insights on how these technologies can be used in academic libraries
  • Contains engaging questions for further discussion after each chapter


Academic Librarians, Information Professionals, Researchers, Information Specialists, LIS Graduate Students


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About the Authors

Ida Joiner Author

Ida Arlene Joiner, Librarian, Teacher, and Learning Consultant with more than 20 years of technology, web, training, project management, and research experience. I am currently the Technology Coordinator (Faculty Appointment) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Middle Atlantic Region and also a Digital/Learning Consultant.

I published “Let Technology Be Your Guide” in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM-MAR) winter 2016 newsletter. I developed and taught “Not Just for Geeks: Let Technology Be Your Guide” for NN/LM TechTime webinar on April 26, 2016. I co-authored “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends in 2016” online Moodle course. I am currently Co-chair of the Publications Committee for the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Roundtable. I will begin doctoral studies in education in the Clark Atlanta University School of Education department in August 2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technology Coordinator (Faculty Appointment) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Middle Atlantic Region and also a Digital/Learning Consultant. Pittsburgh, PA, USA