The Internet of Things in Libraries
Erin Mundy and Heather Purchase, 2021 Showcase
The Internet of Things (IoT) in Libraries: This multimedia presentation explores two questions: (1) How can the IoT impact institutions of higher learning? and (2) What if.. the IoT becomes an everyday technology in information institutions? More specifically, this collaborative project covers critical topics relating to information technology trends with the IoT in libraries, including; evolving definitions and parts of IoT, visions for the future of IoT in libraries, major challenges and issues, as well as forecasts for how libraries can and are implementing the IoT to better support users.
Erin Mundy: I am an SJSU iSchool student who currently resides in beautiful San Diego County. I graduated with my BA in English at SDSU, where I happily discovered and fostered my passion and advocacy for the Digital Humanities. Over the years, many interdisciplinary educational opportunities and makerspace volunteer programs that I have been involved with have also greatly influenced my enthusiasm for digital initiatives and research collaborations. In this way, I am excited and motivated to undertake and perform the dynamic information professional role, and create a positive impact at an academic library community in the near future.
Heather Purchase is the Children’s Librarian at Orland Free Library in Northern California. She is currently interning at Teaneck Public Library in Teaneck, NJ. She is halfway through the MLIS program. She is interested in how emerging technologies will affect education and libraries.