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Emerging Technology Trends for Libraries
In today’s modern library, technology is no longer an add-on service to offer library patrons if there is extra money and space. Instead, technology is a must-have. Your library patrons depend on library technology for many traditional services, like checking out books or searching article databases. Libraries also need technology to help customers access nontraditional offerings, like access to the Internet. Patrons use library internet access to connect with friends and family using Facebook, to check their email, or to catch up on weekly news. They also use technology to find and apply for jobs. Many libraries already supply this level of patron-focused technology. Libraries need to continue to explore emerging technology trends in order to stay up-to-date with new technology trends and the emerging technology needs of the library community.