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Design Thinking for Libraries

Rolf Hapel, Professor of Practice, University of Washington Information School and former Director, Citizen Services & Libraries, Aarhus, Denmark, talked about how Aarhus used design thinking to involve citizens in designing the new library. Using interviews with children (one wanted birdsongs in the library), prototypes built of cardboard, and other manifestations of design thinking, they […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!