January 16, 2022

New Video: “Tech Trends in Libraries” (Panel Discussion Recorded at DPLAFest 2016)

The following panel discussion was recorded on April 4th at DPLAFest 2016 in Washington D.C.

From the Video’s Description:

A conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries.


Jamie Hollier 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 Initiative funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Previous to this project, Hollier was the project manager for the Colorado State Library’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, was a rural library manager, and worked in the publishing industry with Cambium Learning.

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.

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.

John Resig is a staff engineer at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He is the author of the books “Pro JavaScript Techniques” and “Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.” He has developed a comprehensive Japanese woodblock print database and image search engine: Ukiyo-e.org. Resig is a board member of the Japanese Art Society of America and is a visiting researcher at Ritsumeikan University working on the study of Ukiyo-e.

See Also: Text Transcript of Discussion

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.