Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Friday, June 10, 2016

Primary contact information...
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern-Atlantic Region
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 West Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201
United States
Tony Nguyen is the primary contact.
Phone: 410-706-2855
Resource URL:
Region: Mid-Atlantic

Description: Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest emerging technologies and trends. Students will be able to identify technology trends and understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented in with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. Topics covered in the most revised version (Jan 2014) of the course include 3D Printing, Wearable Technology, and Gamification. Past course topics have included QR Codes, Cloud Computing, Near Field Communication (NFC), Augmented Reality (AR), and Web 2.0. As new emerging technologies arise, additional topics may be added and/or substituted.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 4
Professional Competencies: Information Systems and Technology
Subject: Technology/Systems
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on

Educational Objective: Participants completing this course will be able to: Identify sources that measure the introduction, progression, and popular adoption of various emerging technologies Recognize and evaluate emerging technologies & web-based tools for deployment in user's environment Evaluate and select web-based tools for dissemination of information and for assessing information for personal and professional uses Employ web-based tools for online collaboration, communication, and productivity


Class Objectives/Methodology
Topic 1 Discussion: Emerging Technologies & Libraries
Topic 2 Discussion: 3D Printing
Topic 3 Discussion: Wearable Technology
Topic 4 Discussion: Games & Gamification

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.

Facility Requirements: Projector, computers with Internet access, instructor station with Internet access.