Quarterly Update

Carol Schuetz, editor

Emerging Technologies Section (ETS)


The ETS Tech Showcase will present a wide variety of library technologies currently in use, as well as offer the opportunity for up-close demonstrations and, for some applications, hands-on experience. These include:

  • 3D printing (LulzBot Minis),
  • Virtual Reality (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, & Google Expeditions VR),
  • Augmented Reality (local history AR exhibit, QuiverVision AR coloring sheets, HoloTats AR tattoos),
  • Robotics (Lego WeDo and Mindstorms),
  • Coding with Spheros & Ozobots,
  • Drones (Parrot minidrones & Phantom 4),

and more. Presenters from both public and academic libraries will be featured.

Joint ETS and RSS Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, June 22, 5:30-7:30, location TBA. This is a great opportunity to mingle, make new friends, and learn about the work of our sections! More details forthcoming. For advance info, reach out to Lily Todorinva (lily.toodrinova@rutgers.edu)

ETS Hot Topics Presents: If We Build It, Will They Come? The Role of Technology in Library Redesign and Renovation

Join us for a dynamic discussion session on Monday June 24th @ 2:30PM.