Recent Events

Walden

Virtual Open Houses

Nykol Eystad and Susan Stekel from Walden University, which is a completely online university, shared their experiences in trying to create a virtual open house to engage students and introduce them to library services. With Walden students being adult learners spread across the world, hosting an open house presents some challenges that a physical open […]

Broussard

AI & Our Future World

The second day of Internet Librarian was kicked off by a talk from Meredith Broussard, Associate Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University. She is also the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World: How Computer Misunderstand the World. She began by telling us that AI is “just math.” It’s computational […]

JaneHat

Successful Beacon Auction

The auction conducted yesterday using Beacon technology was a huge success! It raised $600 for the Monterey Public Library. What a wonderful announcement from Jane this morning!

GettingSmart

Getting Smart About Search

Monday afternoon in the Discovery, Navigation, and Search Track ended with a discussion between a veteran searcher, Marydee Ojala (that would be me), and a current library school student, Sheridan Reid. Sheridan also works with 5th graders. We started from the position that search technology does not stand and that obsolescence is inevitable. Sheridan noted […]