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Information technology experts from across the library field shared trends that will impact the profession at this year’s annual conference in New Orleans.


The American Library Association (ALA) annual conference always provides an opportunity for attendees to listen to discussions by information technology experts from across the library field on what they anticipate will impact the profession in the near future. At this year’s annual conference in New Orleans the discussion was held on Sunday, June 25 and moderated by Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant and founder of Library Technology Guides.  

The five speakers were, Jason Bengtson, Laura Cole, Justin De La Cruz, Marydee Ojala, and Reina Williams. In a spirited discussion they explored topics that included quantum computing, psychometrics, embedded digital libraries, death of transparency, and learning management systems. Summaries of their presentations can be found at:

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