Trendcasting Strategies to Help Planning

Technologies advance at blazing speeds, and it can be difficult to select the most beneficial one[s] for your library. Going further, there is an overabundance of so-called expert opinions and resources attempting to forecast the future. All this can intensify our anxiety for keeping up with all the advancements while we are mesmerized by shiny new gadgets and other emerging technologies. In this webinar:

  • Highlight groundbreaking technologies that will be on the horizon in 2022 and beyond,
  • Discover resources like Gartner’s Hype Cycle and the Horizon Report to help with planning,
  • Discuss strategies to learn how technological advancements can fit into a variety of libraries.


Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. Much of Chad’s recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies.


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