Information Technology Session Highlights

  • Free & Open Source Software in Libraries with Chuck McAndrew: Come hear about the Lebanon Public Libraries experience using Free and Open Source Software in our library. Find out what Free and Open Source software is, why librarians should care about it and how your library can start to take advantage of it.
  • Adventures in 3D Printing at a Public Library Panel: This program will describe librarians’ experiences implementing a 3D printer and making it available for use by patrons. We will discuss the various challenges we encountered, how we went about overcoming those challenges, and the various services and programs we have used the printer for. Attendees will learn tips and techniques for implementing 3D printing for patrons of their own library and see a 3D printer in action!
  • User Experience Table Talk: What is user experience (UX), and how can it impact library services? Join us to share your experience or questions about UX principles
  • Robotics & Coding at the Library with Jill Grabowski: Newton Free Library (MA) was awarded a 2015 LSTA grant from the IMLS and MBLC for an innovative project called “Code Newton” to teach computer coding through robotics for kids, teens and adults. Learn about our experience with the technology and running programs for all ages. Presentation includes a hands-on opportunity to explore our related robotics and circuitry equipment.