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Nick Tanzi Author Archive


Email: ntanzi@communitylibrary.org   Website: The Digital Librarian  

Nick Tanzi is the current Assistant Director of Technology Services at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library in Suffolk County, NY. Prior to that, he served as their Head of Digital Services. He has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on digital services in libraries, 3-D printing, video game design, staff training and other technology-oriented topics. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach, which received a starred review from Library Journal. He is an experienced library programmer, having planned and conducted technology-based classes for children, teen and adult patrons. Tanzi is the current Vice President of the New York Library Association’s Making and STEAM Round Table.


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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!