ARPA Technology Assessment and Buyers Guide with Carson Block

Event Information
  • Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:00 am
  • Audience: Public Library Directors, IT Directors, and library staff interested in learning more about technology assessment and best practices when purchasing technology.
  • Presented by: Carson Block

Technology buying guides will be focused on items eligible for purchase using ARPA funds distributed by the Arkansas State Library.

Participants must register online. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link the morning of the program. A recording of the session will be available after the event.

To submit questions to Carson before the program, please email them to Jennifer Wann, Manager of Library Development at

Presenter Information

Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 25 years. Carson brings a user-centered technological perspective, with an emphasis on solutions that are both transparent and powerful, with some “gee whiz” thrown into the mix.Carson Block has been called “a geek who speaks English” and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.