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Email: nicktanzi@gmail.com   Website: The Digital Librarian  
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Nick Tanzi has long been fascinated by the interplay between libraries and technology. Throughout his career, he’s pursued that interest as a children’s librarian, a technology programmer, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. During this time, he’s spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to video game design. He authored the book Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach, which received a starred review from Library Journal, and has written for publications including Public Libraries Magazine and VOYA. Named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, he currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table. Tanzi blogs at The-Digital-Librarian.com


Opportunities for Libraries with Apple’s Latest Operating System

With Apple devices widely used by our public and staff, libraries are invariably affected when changes occur. What might Apple’s latest operating system release mean for public libraries?

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We Can’t Be Complacent Anymore – PL Talks With Patrick Sweeney

Patrick “PC” Sweeney is the Political Director of EveryLibrary, and coauthor of Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding, published by ALA Neal-Schuman.

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Bringing Virtual Reality to Our Senior Patrons

For libraries in possession of VR hardware, the technology offers an incredible new avenue for serving our senior communities.

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Teaching the Tech Side Hustle

More than a quarter of workers and job-seekers have a second source of income. By teaching a tech side hustle, your library has an opportunity to quickly deliver value–and dollars–to your patrons!

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Will There Be Another Summer of Pokémon GO?

While the number of Pokémon GO players has declined considerably, there are signs that your library may need to prepare for a summer flare up of Pokémon Fever!