Free SPECIAL EDITION webinar today, Oct 18, 2023, 10am – The Future Will See You Now: AI for Healthcare, A Library’s Perspective (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. Health Bytes is a monthly 1 hour series that focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty and information professionals.

Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. The session is free to any interested parties.

Webinar Description:
Newly released AI tools are poised to dramatically disrupt multiple industries, including healthcare and libraries. We’ll explore numerous healthcare applications that use AI, both current and in development – from a new industry-saving “bot workforce” to self-driving microscopes. In this special edition of Health Bytes, we’ll discuss the criticisms and concerns this technology is garnering and its potential effect on jobs, education, and libraries. With AI, comes the need for more student–centered learning and greater information literacy needs which libraries can provide. Please come and explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI. Make sure to bring questions for our interactive discussion for this special edition of Health Bytes!

Presenter Descriptions:
Elizabeth A. Gross is Associate Professor of Library Science and Technology at Sam Houston State University. She has a B. A. in History and German from Northern Michigan University, a Master’s in Library and Information Science and a PhD in Learning Design and Technology from Wayne State University. Elizabeth was also Post-Doctoral Fellow (mechanical engineering) at Kettering University. Her research interests include information needs of master’s level and early career school librarians, perceptions of school librarianship, social justice in the school library, and artificial intelligence as a tool for librarians and library users. She has written many journal articles on the needs of students in higher education as well as book chapters regarding distance education, AI for preservice teachers, and how to better help principals better understand how to utilize the skills of the school librarian. She is a member of Texas Library Association, (Innovation & Technology Roundtable past Chair), Texas Computers in Education Association, International Association of School Librarians, and American Society for Engineering Education.

Henry Stokes is the Broadband Technology Coordinator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission where he’s worked since August 2008. He provides training and consulting for library staff across the state with a focus on broadband and emerging technologies. Henry’s work is guided by his vision for Texas libraries as community technology hubs and for his passion for how libraries play a role in bringing both crucial digital literacy skills and the latest emerging technologies to their communities.

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