MD Tech Connect 2021 will be held virtually on Thursday, December 2, 2021!
The theme of this year’s event is “Adapt, Transform, Evolve”. There were many technologies that became commonly used during the COVID crisis. This year’s conference will focus on technologies that were adopted due to COVID that are worth keeping, as well as cultivating a mindset that makes us ready and adaptable for the next challenge.
Call for Proposals for MD Tech Connect 2021
The MD Tech Connect Planning Committee is now accepting session proposals for the 7th annual MD Tech Connect. Sessions will be one hour long, including time for Q&A. Successful proposals will showcase the latest trends and best practices in library technology. We want you to provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied when attendees return to their library. The MD Tech Connect intended audience is “IT staff”, “technologists,” and “technology enthusiasts” from all types of libraries: public, academic, school, and special libraries. The event is designed to bridge these various library technology worlds to be inclusive of all library staff.
Possible topics for presentations include:
- Equity, diversity, and inclusion as related to technology
- Cybersecurity, privacy, and disaster recovery
- Machine learning/artificial intelligence
- New and emerging technologies
- How to get buy-in from leadership and implement new ideas
The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, July 30, 2021. Please submit your proposal here.
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. This 5th MD Tech Connect event is designed to continue the work of the past four 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.