New forms of narrative created for VR (virtual reality) such as Google Spotlight Stories, Storyfab, and Metaverse allow users to experience a wide range of exciting experiences. The Merge cube is an inexpensive way to hold and interact with virtual objects.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The commercial value of PII to U.S.-based internet giants such as Facebook and Google, and the relative ease with which personal data is gathered by library vendors, has significantly increased the level of privacy concerns in all libraries, including academic libraries.
Incorporating AI capabilities (such as natural language processing, cognitive systems, and analytics) into applications, smart machines, and robots has implications for instruction, research, student services, admissions, administrative services, and the higher education workforce.
New Books - Fall 2017 to present
Harnessing the Power of Google
by Christopher C. Brown
Publication Date: 2017-06-09
This informative and practical book teaches how to get better and faster results from Internet searches and methods for maximizing the potential of the world's most popular search engine.
Raising the Tech Bar at Your Library
by Nick D. Taylor; Tracy Treece
Publication Date: 2017-05-11
This book explains how librarians can capitalize on the growing interest and need of patrons for help with technology by expanding their library's tech services to build community engagement and support.
Easy Graphic Design for Librarians
by Diana Kiyo Wakimoto
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff
by Brenda Hough
Publication Date: 2018-02-05
This book offers time management tools, tips, and techniques for busy librarians, so they can better serve their communities and feel greater satisfaction with work and life.
Leading in the New Academic Library
by Becky Albitz (Editor); Christine Avery (Editor); Diane Zabel (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-05-31
Providing perspectives of practitioners who are early- and mid-career librarians as well as highly seasoned professionals, this book offers invaluable advice regarding leadership that will help academic librarians of all experience levels to surmount the confounding issues they face and to overcome new challenges.
Academic Library Value
by Megan J. Oakleaf
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Cultivating Engaged Staff
by Margaret Zelman Law
Publication Date: 2017-09-21
Specifically written about the library work environment, this book offers strategies for creating and maintaining a positive and supportive LIS environment that will engage all types of staff, resulting in increased performance.
The Reference Librarian's Bible
by Steve W. Sowards (Editor); Chenoweth Juneal (Editor)
Publication Date: 2018-07-26
Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields.
“Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work with librarians, I'm always impressed by their sheer awesomeness.” ― Neil Gaiman