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Invitation: “WAL Spotlight” Lecture 3—The Role of Librarian in Knowledge & Innovation Education
■ Time: 3pm-4pm, June 24, Beijing Time
■ Speaker: Foster Zhang, the University Librarian at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou; a member of the standing committee of IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment (LBE); a member of the Librarian Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.
■ Form: Zoom webinar, each limited to 100 spaces
■ Arrangement: 45 minutes lecture +15 minutes Q&A for each speaker
■ Language: English
■ Abstract:
Librarians are facing changes in their roles, as the university education that the library serves is facing changes. These changes include: 1) Cross-disciplinary education, breaking the boundary of learning, and encouraging students to absorb inspiration and motivation from different fields; 2) Personalized research and learning direction that accelerates the process of knowledge industrialization; 3) The construction of new campus environment, including the innovative communities, helps students grow up successfully; 4) Helping students develop their creativity, imagination, creativity, thinking training and practical ability, so that they can become famous scholars all over the world in the future.
Librarians' work has gradually shifted from book keeping and resource navigation to promoting readers' learning and research results, and began to regard maintaining readers' community as an important library service content, which will more closely combine library services with readers' life track. In short, we begin to realize that readers are the best resources of libraries.
In the future, the roles of librarians will be expanded as follows: 1) The construction of space environment, a comfortable study environment, and a group application platform to promote interaction and communication; 2) Digital data utilization tools and display technology; 3) The utilization and promotion of big data and artificial intelligence technology in scientific research and learning activities; etc.

Jun 24, 2022 03:00 PM in Beijing, Shanghai

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