Technology Planning

  • iFought the iPads (and iWon)

    When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

  • Connecting: Interaction Design and User Experience

    The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be n...

  • 3D-Printers: a revolution headed for your library

    3D printing conjures notions of the Star Trek replicator—a computerized machine that can turn a verbal command into 3-dimensional objects, including food items. The evolution of 3D printers is advancing rapidly toward and even beyond that sci-fi visi...

  • Ensuring Broadband Access For All

    We all know that partnerships are often time-consuming, occasionally cumbersome, but sometimes bring rich rewards. The Freedom Rings Partnership, a digital inclusion initiative funded by Federal stimulus monies, is an example of a partnership that is...

  • Digital Inclusion: It Takes a Community

    The challenge to increase broadband connections and adoption is an action call to the entire nation.The whole community of the United States needs to own the challenge and understand that the nation is stronger when every citizen is digitally empower...