2018 MD Tech Connect

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Universities at Shady Grove - Building II

9636 Gudelsky Drive

Rockville, MD 20850

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More than ever technology is becoming integral to our libraries – from the experiences we provide for customers to the tools we use to serve them. This fourth MD Tech Connect event is designed to continue the work of the past three years in building a library technology community in Maryland that is more inclusive than in the past - recognizing that our tech efforts touch ALL library staff, not just IT staff. The intended audience is “IT staff”, “technologists” and “technology enthusiasts" from all types of libraries. The event is designed to bridge these various library technology worlds to be inclusive of all library staff.

Registration is open to staff from all types of libraries in Maryland, Virginia and DC. Registration is free, but space is limited. If you need special accommodations or deaf interpreter services, please contact Nini Beegan, nini.beegan@maryland.gov before Thursday, October 25 and specify in comment box when registering.

8:45 - 9:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Roundtables
9:30 - 9:45 am Welcome
9:45 - 11:00 am Keynote: "More than Usable: Library Services for Humans"
Matthew Reidsma, Web Services Librarian, ​Grand Valley State University, ​Allendale, Michigan

11:00 - 11:45 pm Affinity Group Sessions Round 1

  • Website Redesign: A User-Centered Approach - Anne Briggs, Grace Gu, Bobby Reeves - Montgomery College Library
  • Immersive Visualizations on the Cheap - Amy Trost - Priddy Library at Universities at Shady Grove
  • Privacy Tools - Kyle Breneman - University of Baltimore
  • EXCITE Transformation - Charles County Public Library
  • Makerspace Panel - Matt Barinholtz - FutureMakers; Carly Reighard - Harford County Public Library; Caroline County Public Library
  • Web Accessibility Guidelines for the Non-Web Developer Librarian: Strategies for Understanding and Meeting WCAG Standards in Content Management Systems - Liz Johns - Johns Hopkins University
  • ADA Compliant Workstations and Adaptive Technology - Leslie Bowman - Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Why Library Partners are Critical to the All of Us Research Program​ - April Wright - National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, University of Maryland, Baltimore

11:45 - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided) and Roundtables
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Tech Expo and Skillshare (Skillshares at 12:40 and 1 pm)
1:45 - 2:30 pm Affinity Group Sessions Round 2
2:45 - 3:45 pm Panel Discussion

  • Lucy Holman, University Librarian at UNC-Wilmington
  • Meeghan Rosen, Assistant Director at Chapel Hill Public Library
  • Mega Subramaniam Associate Professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

3:45 - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks


FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please see Location page of MD Tech Connect website. To avoid peak traffic hours, see Hotels in the area of The Universities at Shady Grove

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For registration questions, please contact kimberly.yang@terpalum.umd.edu
For all other event questions, please contact Sara Stephenson sstephenson@stmalib.org

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Universities at Shady Grove - Building II

9636 Gudelsky Drive

Rockville, MD 20850

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