[ACTAL22] Technology Equipment Loan Programs in Academic Libraries: Procedures, Usage, Needs, and Assessment
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Technology Equipment Loan Programs in Academic Libraries: Procedures, Usage, Needs, and Assessment
Leaders: Kelsey Sheaffer, Nick BaldwinDescription: This roundtable will discuss technology equipment loan programs at academic libraries. Many academic libraries have grown to loan not just books and journals but also laptops, cameras, adaptive technology, calculators, projectors and other technology equipment items. These technology collections are often considered auxiliary to the text-based collections but by making expensive equipment accessible to a wide population of students, faculty, and staff, the library can address inequity, build digital literacy, and encourage experiential learning. The discussion questions will cover topics including specific procedures, usage trends, user needs, and assessment.