ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

About the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award
An award to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

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2018 Recipient(s)

NCSU Libraries

NCSU Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina

The active learning centered Emerging Digital Information Skills workshops address a previously unmet need for instruction in areas like data science, visualization, virtual reality, digital media production, fabrication and introduce students and researchers to tools such as Tableau, Web VR frameworks, Jekyll, 3D printing and R programming.  Sessions give a conceptual overview of the technology or process, provide a structured hands-on experience where participants learn by doing, and allow time for participants to apply that learning through open-ended exploration and play.