Keynote “Redeeming Innovation: Engaging Emerging Technologies by Rediscovering our Roots”

I gave the keynote address at the 2016 Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon on June 14th, 2016.


SelectedWorks post

Keynote Manuscript (forthcoming)

Keynote Slide Deck (PDF)

ACL Conference Website

ACL 2016 Annual Conference Program (PDF)

Audience Tweets about the Keynote (TweetSave)

Image by @gfulibraries
Image by @gfulibraries


Redeeming Innovation: Engaging Emerging Technologies by Rediscovering our Roots


Emerging technologies are abundant and ever evolving. A day doesn’t pass without a software update or another exciting product release from our favorite technology company. Our Christian academic libraries are ideally situated with the infrastructure and cultural ethos needed to navigate this burgeoning reality well. As we engage this unfolding reality, how might our libraries explore this new frontier wisely? What essential components are needed to refine our approach as we integrate new emerging technology?

My keynote will invite us to embark on a journey with a short visit to a “low tech” spiritual retreat community to help us develop a toolkit with themes of play, collaboration, hospitality, and contextual adaptation.

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