DO Presents: Exploring AI in Libraries

DO Presents: Exploring AI in Libraries

About this Session:

How are college and university libraries promoting a maker mindset outside of the makerspace? Many libraries have been working hard to reimagine their makerspace services for virtual environments. Learn how three individuals have tackled this challenge in new and innovative ways: offering online workshops, maintaining a virtual connection with students, and promoting the development of digital skills as students and faculty adjust to learning at a distance. 

    You will learn:
    -about various AI applications, as well as identify potential collaboration points with AI in their own libraries.

Digital Odyssey is traditionally a one-day conference that brings together 75+ library professionals to explore themes of research, learning, accessibility, and usability associated with technology in libraries. This year, we will be doing themed webinars throughout the summer months that are connected to our chosen 2020 theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as Machine Learning (ML). 

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 23 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. 
All registrants will have access to a recording for 1 year from the date the session took place.


As a non-profit and a charity, we are launching a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) fee structure for our upcoming webinars to help recuperate our operational cost. We will continue to program webinar content that will support you through this challenging time.

Please register at the Library Marketplace to take advantage of the PWYC fee structure, with a base price starting at $10. Register here! 

About the Presenters:

Amanda Wheatley is the Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship at McGill University. Her research passions include gamification, emerging technologies, and artificial intelligence. Amanda is currently researching the intersection of libraries and AI, with specific attention on technologies that can augment the user experience. The project, known as The LibrAIry, seeks to identify areas of LIS and AI collaboration and promote “AI literacy”. Currently, Amanda is co-editing an ACRL Publication entitled The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries

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6/23/2020 1:00 PM - 6/23/2020 2:00 PM

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