Webinar: After the Internet and eBooks - The Future of the Information Society

Speaker Pat Wagner
Pat Wagner has been a trainer, educator, and consultant for 40 years, having worked with clients in 48 states and Canada. She is a manager and producer at Pattern Research, Inc. Pat likes to find the essence in models of human behavior and organizational design and build effective and engaging formats ...

Pat Wagner has been a trainer, educator, and consultant for 40 years, having worked with clients in 48 states and Canada. She is a manager and producer at Pattern Research, Inc. Pat likes to find the essence in models of human behavior and organizational design and build effective and engaging formats for learning: face-to-face, in print, and online. She has been a poet, playwright, printer, publisher, and graphic designer, and loves books, gardens, and the arts.

Full Description

Please note that this session is part of METRO's Library Leadership Lunch Hour webinar series with instructor Pat Wagner. To register for this series*, please visit http://metro.org/events/334/.

Once upon a time, many thought the internet was the final frontier. Then smart phones, new pads, and ebooks began to dominate the scene. What new technologies are on the radar that might impact how libraries, schools, universities, government agencies, and businesses provide their services? How will social media, voice and face recognition, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing impact your organization and customers?

Agenda:

  • Introduction: Where to look for the future?
  • The Key Idea: "More choices" is always a safe bet
  • Is the novelty over?: Raised expectations
  • Everyone gets what they want
  • Responsiveness in everyday machines
  • Desire for privacy and safety driving people away
  • Need for human intervention continues

Outcomes:

  • Develop "radar" for new practical technology development
  • Seek out better sources of accurate information
  • Partner with technology innovators


*Other sessions in this series will include:

METRO is making all six of these sessions available at a discounted package rate of $30 for members and $100 for non-members. Not a METRO member? Learn more about our individual myMETRO membership options here. Access to each live program and archived recording will be made available to all registrants.

 

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When?

Thu, Oct. 17, 2013
noon - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

Where?

Online