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Your Name and Title: Ana Ndumu, Doctoral Candidate

Library, School, or Organization Name: Florida State University School of Information

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Tallahassee, Florida

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Any

Short Session Description (one line):

In this session, we will discuss the rise of the Internet of Things' (IoT) and how its impact on society will force libraries to adapt. This session will offer tips for librarians to rethink and revise information literacy instruction and services in order to help their constituents be IoT ready.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the rise of wired or "networked" everyday technologies, such as smart window blinds, smart refrigerators, or even smart shoes. According to a 2014 Pew Research Center study, by 2025 billions of devices or accessories will have access the Internet for functionality, intercommunication or data storage. The Internet of Things will have a deep and lasting impact on society, and will present unique challenges in terms of access and privilege. In this session, we will discuss how libraries in some parts of the world should respond to the Internet of Things and help prepare constituents to adapt to the reality that technology will increasingly pervade every aspect of day-to-day life. This session will provide tips for librarians to help start a conversation on IoT as well as to offer workshops and services geared toward raising awareness and readiness.

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Because of a time conflict, Ms. Ndumu had to cancel her presentation. We had accepted it, but have put it back into the pending category so that it stays in the system here.


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