Join the conversation: “Asking for a Friend: Conversations in Emerging Tech & Virtual Reference”

Join RUSA committees RSS Virtual Reference Services, ETS Managing Emerging Technology, and ETS Hot Topics for “Asking for a Friend: Conversations in Emerging Tech & Virtual Reference” on February 25th and 26th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST. This eForum discussion of virtual reference and emerging technologies conversations will be held entirely online and consist of moderated discussions of timely issues. Participation is open to all. Bring your experiences and opinions to the discussion along with the questions you (or your friends) really want the answers to!

Topics will include:

  • Virtual Reference Training
  • Dealing with Difficult Patrons Online
  • Technology in the Service of Social Justice
  • Services for Online Students
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Blockchain and Big Data
  • Digital Citizenship and Patron Privacy
  • Day-to-Day Tech Solutions

The forum will be held via email listserv. To participate, simply log into your ALA SYMPA account, join the listserv titled: “vrc-eforum – Conversations in Emerging Tech & Virtual Reference eForum” and check your email to take part in and/or watch the conversation. Use #vrceforum to help promote the event on Twitter.

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