PCI Webinar with Samantha Chada
Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part Three
The rate of adoption of emerging technologies in the public library space is challenging to predict. When and if to invest in a technology as it emerges is a critical question, and the answer may dramatically affect the future of your library.
In the third and final session in the series, Massive Open Online Opportunities, we will take a look at the emergence of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and how you can learn to code (for FREE!).
During this session we will delve into how MOOCs are changing the landscape for traditional learning environments, how MOOCs can be integrated into public libraries as well as provide programming opportunities and how you can use these skills to enhance your library’s offerings and also your professional development.
Samantha Chada ~ Biography
Samantha Chada is currently the Director of Technology at the Sandusky Library in Sandusky, Ohio. Prior to her position at Sandusky Library, she spent 3.5 years at OverDrive Inc. as both a Support Specialist and a Project Manager.
She was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker for her work in staff and patron technology training. Her interests include emerging library technologies, tech training and digital media. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Bowling Green State University.