As more libraries take on social justice concerns, pro-technology library workers have the responsibility of vetting and implementing meaningful tools that both meet patron needs and privacy. The goal of this program is for library workers to think critically how we might take a more measured approach to review and integrate technology into library services. Participants are encouraged to think beyond the glitz and glam of new toys and consider how innovation can work in favor of community goals and library ethics. BIPOC, paraprofessionals, students, recent grads, and those with reservations about technology are highly encouraged to attend.
Rodrigues, E.J., & Lyon, A.G. "Disrupting Tech While Being Pro-Tech" Session presented at American Library Association Midwinter Conference Symposium on the Future of Libraries, Philadelphia, PA, January 24-28, 2020.