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Webinar: Library Information Systems

In this free one-hour webinar, Joe Matthews and Carson Block share information about the technologies that power modern libraries.

Webinar: Library Information Systems

Originally presented August 12, 2020

The library technology ecosystem can be daunting - but today more than ever it's crucial for all library people to understand how the "black box" of technology actually works.

In this webinar, library consultants and instructors Joe Matthews and Carson Block talk about their new book Library Information Systems. The book offers a comprehensive look at the technologies that power modern libraries - including how they got here and where things are headed next. Join Joe and Carson for a fun and thought-provoking chat. After all, you can't know where you're going without knowing where you've been - and where you are now.

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Click the link below to download the presentation slides:
Library Information Systems.pptx

Click the link below to visit Joe's website:
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Click the link below to visit Carson's website:
Carson Block Consulting

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Joe Matthews has provided consulting assistance to numerous academic, public and special libraries and local governments. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of more than 30 books and an active member in American Library Association, the Public Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries. Joe was an instructor at the School of Library Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose State University and has taught evaluation of library services, library information systems, strategic planning, management and research methods. He was recently named editor of Public Library Quarterly and is on the Editorial Boards of Performance Measurement & Metrics and Library Hi Tech.

Joe Matthews
Carson Block has lead and loved library technology efforts for more than 25 years. He's been called a "Geek who speaks English" and occasionally compared to Ferris Bueller and Calvin (and Hobbes). Carson is dead serious about the essential and positive community impacts of libraries and focuses his consulting practice on helping libraries increase their capacity to serve patrons. He has served in leadership positions in ALA ASCLA, ColoradoPLA and others, and evangelizes libraries to SXSW Interactive and other tech communities. Carson is the author two books, including Library Information Systems (with Joe Matthews; Libraries Unlimited 2019).

Carson Block

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