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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Technology Trends in Libraries

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Join us for a conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists will discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries. There will also be time allocated for questions from, and discussion with, the audience.


Moderators
avatar for Jamie Hollier

Jamie Hollier

President, Anneal, Inc.
Jamie Hollier is a project manager and consultant who is passionate about technology and the ways it can be used to create stronger communities. Jamie is the owner of Anneal, a library consulting firm, and a partner at Commerce Kitchen, a web design, development, and marketing company. One of her current consulting roles is providing project management for DigitalLearn.org, a Public Library Association (PLA) Initiative funded by the Institute... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carson Block

Carson Block

Technology Consultant
Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 20 years. His efforts at his first library position at the Loveland, Colorado Public Library (beginning in 1994) resulted in the first broadband Internet connection and public access computers for the library. The line was also the first major Internet connection for the city government complex of Loveland! |   | Carson brings a user-centered... Read More →
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Alison Macrina

Library Freedom Project
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms. Alison is passionate about connecting surveillance issues to larger... Read More →
avatar for John Resig

John Resig

Staff Engineer, Khan Academy
John Resig is a staff engineer at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniquesand Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. John has developed a comprehensive Japanese woodblock print database and image search engine:Ukiyo-e.org. He’s a board member of the Japanese Art Society of America and is a Visiting Researcher... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Coolidge Auditorium 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

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