Hosted by: Edward Iglesias (Central Connecticut State University) and Marshall Breeding (Independent Consultant) and part of the IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium .
Date: July 25, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)
(Symposiums are free, open to the public)
This month’s edition of the Online Educational Symposium Series will discuss trends in automation, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing. With cataloging and acquisitions being increasingly outsourced, and the growing power of chatbots and artificial intelligence to handle reference questions, staying on top of developing technologies is the only way we can maintain relevancy in library positions.
On Thursday, July 25th, Edward Iglesias of Central Connecticut State University and Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant specializing in the area of library technologies, will host the symposium The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries. Based on Iglesias’ book Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation, this presentation will discuss the role of automation and the necessity to adapt to evolving systems and procedures in libraries.
MSU LEETS (http://library.msstate.edu/msuleets) provides an opportunity to hear from both experts and peers working on cutting-edge concerns in electronic resources and emerging technologies. Registration for the full conference is $80, and it is set for Thursday and Friday, August 1 and 2.
One-day registration is available for $40; NASIG members and LIS students receive a discount. <http://library.msstate.edu/leets-reg/>
This year’s program begins with a day focused on Emerging Technologies and will feature Matthew Reidsma as the keynote speaker. Following Matthew’s keynote, attendees can choose from a number of “Steal This Idea” sessions. Friday’s program is all about Electronic Resources where four guest speakers will present on an array of topics from usage statistics to eBooks. This year the eResources day will also feature once concurrent session from which you can choose your favorite topic.
Register online at http://library.msstate.edu/leets-reg/. We can’t wait to see you in August!