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Jun 12, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Retrofitting Learning Objects for Better Engagement and Efficiency

  Summary Librarians are increasingly being asked to do more: reach more patrons, teach more classes, offer more learning modalities.  Keep tutorials, research guides, and videos updated as technologies evolve and user expectations change.  At the University of West Georgia, the librarians took a comprehensive look at their services and resources to identify and retrofit existing […]

May 20, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Reality of VR: Librarian Involvement in Virtual Reality Projects

  Summary As an instruction librarian in a makerspace and later as science liaison librarian at both large and small universities, the author has participated in various virtual reality projects for education, including doing workshops and class-related instruction on virtual reality and creating 360 video tours, creating an asynchronous virtual reality paper prototyping assignment, and […]

Apr 29, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

What is Scite? Demo & ASERL experiences with a new AI-powered search and citation tool

Join us for a live webinar to learn about Scite, an award-winning AI-powered search and discovery platform that enhances research discoverability and evaluation. Our experts, Sean Rife, co-founder of Scite, and Tony Landolt from Research Solutions, will guide you through Scite's integration into Research Solutions' product portfolio.  Elias Tzoc, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and […]

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 […]