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Dialogues with library technology leaders

1. Google Ads: An effective engagement approach for public libraries?

In this free webinar of 17th May, library consultant Ken Chad was in discussion with Peter Velikonja, CEO and Head of Research at Koios. The company helps public libraries to raise awareness, increase usage, and change perceptions. Koios places free ads at the top of Google search results, enabling libraries to reach potential users at their point of need.

link to video: Google Ads: An effective engagement approach for public libraries?

2. A future for public libraries

7th December 2022

A future for public libraries

The public library service, which is profoundly important, is in trouble. Library Consultant Ken Chad is in conversation with Tim Coates to discuss his analysis of the problem, potential ways forward and the implications for library technology. Tim Coates currently works as a lead adviser on both public and academic libraries in the Freckle project in the US. He has analysed public libraries in the UK, US and Australia. Tim worked in the book industry for more than 40 years: in retailing, libraries and publishing. He has been managing director of several large book retailers, including Waterstone's, the leading UK bookstore group, and of WH Smith in Europe. He has been UK general manager of YBP, the academic division of Baker and Taylor, and now part of EBSCO. He has consulted for library authorities and library suppliers in the US and the UK. He is frequently called upon to write reports for local and national government bodies on the public library sector.

Video of the dialogue ( approx' 50 minutes)


Useful associated links

Tim Coates

Freckle Report (2022)

3. New perspectives on the public library technology market

Dialogue between Ken Chad & Yariv Kursh 27 October 2021

This is the first Local Government Library Technology (LGLibTech) 'Leaders dialogue' webinar. Library technology consultant Ken Chad is in discussion with Yariv Kursh who joined Innovative Interfaces in 2020 as General Manager. This was an opportunity to meet with a key industry leader to talk about the strategic issues, how the public library technology market might evolve over the next few years and the opportunities that will bring to libraries

Video (45 minutes) of the dialogue

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