The creativity, ingenuity, and dedication that library professionals displayed throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is indicative of the bright future of our public libraries. In many ways, libraries are transforming into full-fledged community centers, which can serve as bases for the public to gain access to invaluable knowledge and technical know-how.
Libraries are adapting in new and profound ways to meet the needs of the communities they serve, offering expanded services such as WiFi hotspots, online courses, digitized educational materials, and even virtual and augmented reality.
Let’s take a look at some of the top tech trends hitting libraries around the nation - in 2021 and beyond.
Our tech trends guide covers: