Upcoming Event

Tinkering in the Techie Toybox: Staying on Top of Consumer Technology

Date : Nov 14, 2008
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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Do you have patrons asking if their MP3 players will work with your digital book collection? Trying to plug their digital cameras into your public computers to upload photos to Facebook? If so, you just might need a Techie Toybox.

David explains what a techie toybox is, shares what's in Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library's toybox, and explains how these "toys" can be used for staff education, keeping up-to-date with technology, and even reaching out into your library's community.

David King ?Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

David Lee King is the Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He has spoken in the U.S. and Canada about emerging trends, website usability and management, digital experience planning, and managing techie staff, and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008, and writes the Internet Spotlight column in Public Libraries Magazine with Michael Porter. David maintains a blog at http://www.davidleeking.com