The Future of Libraries: Ideas for Innovation
As libraries continue their primary mission, to offer access to information, we garner ideas to implement emerging technologies that broaden reach and access. This discussion will showcase Broward County Library’s efforts to implement innovative initiatives such as augmented reality and 3D scanning; expanding access to the library in unique ways and reaching customers beyond the walls of the library.
Dr. Roslyn Dean is the Community Engagement Manager for Broward County Library in Fort Lauderdale, FL area. She supervises adult, youth, and learning program services for the library system as well as digital initiatives, outreach, volunteer services, and advantage marketing. In her three years with Broward County Library, she has spearheaded initiatives such as the library’s LSTA grant awarded projects on 3D scanning archived objects in the Special Collections, the Echo Dot language translation program, and bridging the digital divide through the library’s new “My Digital Summer Learning Program,” for students in grades K – 3. She was selected as one of Library Journal’s 2020 Movers and Shakers for Innovation and is currently overseeing the library’s new virtual programming initiative. Dr. Dean’s primary focus is on bringing innovative programs and services with a technology spin to Broward County Library users.