Geek Out – Libraries Get Tech-Savvy

Trends Behind the Products

Students and adults are adopting new technology at unprecedented rates. Individuals also use web-based resources to learn new things, entertain themselves or better organize their lives. Multitasking technology affects how people communicate with each other, how they access information and how they use the library.

Plus, students and library patrons are thinking differently, working collaboratively and demanding more from libraries. In fact, 64% of library users say they want more inviting and comfortable spaces.

Reinvention

As a result, schools and libraries across the U.S. are rethinking what it means to be relevant. The good news is that it is not as hard as you may think. As the Product Spotlight show, library products are evolving just as quickly as the technology.

Incorporating technology into spaces allows patrons to easily use devices. While, versatile furniture facilitates group work and productive interactions. Collectively, you have the power to create enticing, technology-friendly environments where people want to be.

How will you position your library for the future?

This is an exciting time to imagine your library in new and exciting ways, and explore the products that will help make your vision come true. Make technology integration easier with Demco’s product spotlights (like this one), blog posts and free webinars. You’ll stay informed about up-and-coming library trends and products, and how they apply to you.

Author

Angie Schoeneck

Angie Schoeneck

Growth Strategy Manager at Demco, Inc.
Angie is the Growth Strategy Manager at Demco. She focuses on the evolving needs and trends in education and library environments, their patrons and communities, and translating these into relevant products and services. She has an extensive background in new product development, product management and business process improvement.