9th Annual MD Tech Connect
MD Tech Connect returned to the Universities at Shady Grove on Tuesday, December 5, 2023! The theme of this year’s event was Building Bridges with Technology and will encompass the ways in which diversity, equity, and inclusion intersect with library technology. Our keynote speakers were Deshjuana Bagley, founder of TechPlayZone, who talked about attracting members of underserved communities to STEM careers and James Neal, Senior Program Officer with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, who talked about how libraries may leverage their role as anchor institutions and community catalysts to plan and implement solutions for broadband access and promote digital literacy and digital skills training for staff and library users. Session slides and handouts are available on the Schedule page.
What is MD Tech Connect?
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. The event is designed to continue the work of 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.