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Feb 7, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

AI Challenges: Taking a Critical Look at Racial Bias and Ethics

  Join us for a conversation about the basics of AI tools and the challenges around Ethics and Racial Bias. The presentation will focus on the following topics: Introduction to AI Algorithmic Bias and its Impact Representation in Training Data Fairness and Equity Ethical Use of AI Transparency Community Engagement Education and Awareness Ongoing Monitoring […]

Oct 30, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Update for ASERL Members: Skilltype for Expertise Sharing

    Join ASERL members and guests for an overview and refresher of the library talent management platform, Skilltype. Founder and CEO Tony Zanders will perform a live demonstration of the software that’s now in use by more than 150 libraries and several consortia today. Key use cases for research libraries and their consortia to […]

Oct 5, 2023 - 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT

ASERL Community Conversations: Open Access and Artificial Intelligence

Join the ASERL Scholarly Communications Interest Group for the first of a four-part series looking at hot topics in scholarly communications.  Each series will feature a presenter with plenty of time for questions and conversation. ******************************************************************************************************************************* Artificial intelligence and its impact on libraries and other cultural heritage institutions is a current hot topic, and in […]

Sep 14, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Personal Librarians: Building Relationships Across Campus

Summary Hear how Ms. Welber spearheaded Princeton's Personal Librarian Program in 2017 and leveraged technology to strengthen and grow the program.  During her presentation, she will walk us through the program's genesis, addresses the pitfalls encountered along the way, and reveals the solutions that led to its huge success among Princeton’s undergraduates. She also shares […]

Sep 7, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Wait? We’re Drawing? Engaging Visual Strategies for First Year Library Orientation

Summary: At the University of Memphis, librarians designed a highly visual lesson to improve first-year students' knowledge of library spaces. Incorporating research on the relationship between drawing, cognitive engagement, and recall, librarians sent students out to interact and explore the library with a series of guided questions and maps. When students returned, they created a […]

Aug 15, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Redesigning a Library Website

  Summary Developing a website that meets branding guidelines, prioritizes student-focused user needs, and caters to library professional user quirks can be tricky and, at times, downright impossible. This session explores redesigning a library homepage, including planning, building, implementing, and assessing a new library website. A robust resource list is provided to help start the […]

Jul 12, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines

Summary Many library users believe that when they use a search engine, they are always getting factual, unbiased, and objective results. But search engines and the algorithms that power them are not neutral. This session explores some of the racial and gender biases found in search and looks at how these biases impact search results. […]

Jun 20, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Intersection between Cognitive Disabilities and the User Experience

Description Having an understanding of both cognitive disabilities and the user experience will help you to develop virtual content that is both accessible and easy to use for people who interact with it. When it comes to accessibility, cognitive disabilities are often overlooked and hard to address because of the challenges of creating content that […]

May 19, 2023 - 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT

ASERL Occupancy Meter/Counter Demo Day: SenSource / Clemson University

THIS SESSION IS LIMITED TO ASERL MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE. Our colleagues from Clemson University Library will discuss the reasons they selected SenSource to implement an occupancy meter/counting system in their library and how they are using the resulting data.  This session will also include a product demonstration from SenSource staff.   This recording is password-protected, […]