ALCTS Webinar: RFID: Considerations for Implementation

ALCTS Webinar: RFID: Considerations for Implementation

Wednesday, August 27 , 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
and last about an hour.

While much has been published on how RFID technology works and its uses for
libraries, there has been limited public discussion of factors that should
be considered in deciding whether to move forward with implementation or
the specifics of planning and decision-making involved should a library
decide to implement. This webinar will inform and equip librarians to
handle this still relatively new territory. Presenter will give a brief
overview of the history, the technology, and library uses of RFID, and
factors to consider including financial, time, technical,
consortium/community, and educational considerations.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will be more informed and better equipped to handle
decision-making related to RFID.

Who Should Attend?

Librarians whose libraries are currently considering whether to implement
RFID, those in the process of implementing it, and those interested in
learning what the technology can do.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Beginner level; no prerequisites


Stephanie Handy is Technical Services & Research Librarian at Northrop
Grumman Electronic Systems. Handy has worked in a wide variety of
libraries, including academic, legal, public and corporate, and currently
serves at Northrop Grumman’s Information Research Center. She has also
worked for many years providing freelance services such as editing,
indexing, eBook design, research, and fact-checking. She has survived one
RFID implementation.


ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43


(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one
access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to
the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to
the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the
time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the
recording at your convenience.

Register Online

or Register by mail

for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other
questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.