Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for the 2015 MEDLI Spring Meeting!
Wearable Technology: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
Farmingdale Public Library
Friday, June 12, 2015
“Wearable technology” and “wearable devices” are phrases that describe electronics and computers that are integrated into clothing and other accessories that can be worn comfortably on the body. Over the years, wearable devices have evolved from large, bulky, and uncomfortable technologies to more portable, fashionable and lightweight items. Developers have incorporated technology into wearable items such as glasses, watches, headbands, and jewelry. While these technologies show great influence in fashion and entertainment, they potentially have a more significant impact in the areas of health, medicine, and fitness.
We will be discussing ways librarians are utilizing wearable technology to enhance services and expand outreach to their organizations, as well as the obstacles that these technologies present (e.g. cost, security & privacy concerns).
Robin Wright, MSILS, MBA, is the Health and Human Services Librarian at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Robin previously worked at St. Barnabas Hospital (in the Bronx), the New York Academy of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Latrina Keith, MLS, is the Head of Resources Management at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has more than twenty years of experience in cataloging and classification. She previously worked at The New York Academy of Medicine, The New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Barnard College.
9:30AM: Registration & Refreshments
12PM: MEDLI Business Meeting
.2 CEUs (2 contact hours) will be awarded
The event is being co-sponsored with LILRC and NCLA Health Services Committee.
MEDLI Member: $15
*Get a FREE MEDLI membership (good till June 2016) when you register for this program.