Your Name and Title: Ruphina Ozoh, PhD, Lecturer

North Carolina Central University

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Atlanta, GA, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s):
Library Management, Public Librarians, Academic Librarians and anyone
interested in understanding the value of the self checkout technology in today’s


Short Session Description (one line): This session will provide an overview of the
library self- checkout technology and its implications in library services.

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

The technological advancement of the electronic age has permeated all aspects of our everyday
lives and most businesses in the industrialized countries have embraced some
kind of technology in their daily operations. Libraries have certainly not been
left out, as most of the libraries in these countries utilize different types of
technological tools in meeting the needs of library users. The technological innovations
of today have indeed revolutionized library services, as libraries have
undergone major transformations moving them from the Stone Age to the
Electronic Age. The growth of technology has forced library professionals to
rethink the way information is collected, stored and dispensed to library

The self-checkout machine is a technological tool designed to
enable users in checking out library materials independent of library staff. It
is gaining popularity, as innovative libraries are constantly relying on the
self- checkout technology to minimize staff handling library materials, thereby allowing
greater attention to be paid to library users and other important functions that are performed behind the scenes.

Session participants will receive:

- an overview of the library self checkout technology


-the justification and return on investment of implementing the self-checkout technology in libraries

-the drawbacks of implementing the self-checkout technology in libraries

-some recommendations that could affect the success of the self-checkout technology in libraries

-the future of the library self-checkout technology

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