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Are Drones in Your Library's Future?: An Introduction shows librarians how drone technology can be used to enhance library offerings and programs. The title presents an overview of drones, how they are being used in different types of libraries, and how they might be used most effectively in the future. The book considers purchase decisions, examples of library drone-use, the application of drones for STEM education within libraries, and in-depth interviews with experts on the latest technology.

The title also includes a highly-practical set of resources for those librarians looking to obtain grants for the purchase of drones, and guidance on partnering with schools, universities, and other organizations to make implementing drones in the library a great success. Drones are increasingly used by all types of libraries including academic, public, and school. Their availability and use in libraries is increasing, and their future potential to enrich libraries is massive.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness strategyBusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesManagement of specific areas & people Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 01/04/2023 ISBN-13: 9780128202982  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ida Arlene Joiner, MLIS currently serves as the Librarian at the Universal Academy in Texas. Previously, she was the Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Shaler Public Library. She was formerly a Project Management Consultant for several companies such as PNC Bank, PPG Industries, Tucker Arensberg, and Los Colinas Cancer Center where she saved them thousands of dollars in technical costs. Ida has developed proposals and presented them to get shareholders on board for implementing content management, learning management, website conversion, and other technology-related projects. She is a doctoral student in Texas Wesleyan University's Curriculum and Instruction program. She holds her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA degree in Business Management from Chatham University. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) Division and the International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) roundtable. She was a panelist on LITA's Top Tech Trends panel where she discussed "Drones in Libraries" and "How to Keep Abreast of Emerging Technologies." She holds several appointments in LITA including a member of the Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Editorial board. Ida is a member of LITA's Membership Development Committee (MDC) also. She was co-chair of ALA's IRRT Publication's Committee. Ida has presented at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and BOBCATTS international conferences. She has published extensively on libraries, technology, and drones. Her research focuses on emerging technologies, their use in libraries and education, and how libraries can assist those who will be affected by emerging technologies.

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