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The librarian’s guide to the consumer electronics show

M Ryan Hess (Department of Library, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, USA)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 2 May 2017




The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) offers an opportunity for librarians to add their important perspective to the broader technology conversation. This paper aims to give librarians tips for preparing and strategizing for a successful experience. It also provides newcomers to the show with ideas on how they can gain access and who should go.


This study is a conference report.


The CES is a worthwhile event for librarians.


CES is unknown to many librarians. There are many misunderstandings about the ability to gain access. There is much uncertainty about what goes on at the show. This paper explains CES and how librarians can put their experience to good use for the profession and their organizations.



Hess, M.R. (2017), "The librarian’s guide to the consumer electronics show", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 34 No. 3, pp. 9-11.



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