Plan to pick up some quick tips, take a sneak peek at new products, and learn new skills our series of short 15-minute Cybertour presentations taking place in the Computers in Libraries 2023 Exhibit Hall. Access to the exhibit hall is included with all conference registrations, or may be registered for separately. Check out the schedule below.

Wednesday, Mar 29


Computers in Libraries offers a series of short, 15-minutes Cybertour presentations series taking place in the exhibit hall.


Integrating Local History in the Library

11:30 AM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Highlighting community activities, engaging and supporting citizen historians, supporting the teaching and understanding of local history, and working with local museums and archivists are all part of this library’s role in its community. Get tips and ideas from this talk.


, Library Director, Uintah County Library and Uintah Basin Library Consortium


Keep Your Chocolate Out of My Peanut Butter

12:00 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The last few years have created muddy waters for program and event organizers.  Which type of event works better? Live, online, or hybrid? How do you decide? Join our experienced guide for a short program on how you can have your chocolate (live), peanut butter (online) or combo (hybrid) program with minimal stress and maximum impact. Get lots of tips and ideas!


, Principal, Coleman & Associates and Host, T Is for Training


ChatGPT for Search Professionals: Bringing AI to Web Search

12:30 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

We have all seen examples of bad artificial intelligence—nonsensical prose and weirdly distorted faces—but ChatGPT is one free AI platform that has real-world applications for librarians and search professionals. Bates shares what kinds of ChatGPT queries can provide useful support in your search process.


, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.


Should Your Library Continue to Use Twitter?

01:00 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Twitter has been around for 16 years, and our speaker has been working with it for almost that long.  Hear his thoughts and recommendations about the future for this social media platform.


, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Publisher,


Potential AI App for Libraries

01:30 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

This cybertour shares a game demo that libraries could use in their digital platforms.  Hear more and get ideas for the future!


, Principal Consultant Trustworthy AI, IBM


Making Archives Accessible in Rural Communities

02:00 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The Valencia County Archival Collaborative (VCAC) is a grant-funded collaborative initiative among six libraries and museums across Valencia County which are interested in preserving and connecting the historical records of the many diverse cultures and histories of our residents. Relationships with community researchers, historians, and families across central New Mexico have enabled them to promote a participatory historical experience. Get tips to use in your community and hear their plans for a digital space to highlight the individual collections, and more.


, Public Services Librarian, University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus and New Mexico Library Foundation


Search Sustainability

02:30 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Google says it’s been carbon-neutral since 2007 and plans to run on carbon-free energy at all of its data centers by 2030. Newer web search engines, such as Ecosia and Ekoru, reward searchers by contributing to ecological, charitable initiatives. Commercial database producers, including Clarivate and Springer, trumpet their support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Hear how search, both free and paid, is becoming more sustainable and how this relates to the sustainability of library research.


, Editor-in-Chief, KMWorld



03:00 PM2023-03-292023-03-29

Wednesday, March 29: 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Are chatbots run by AI revolutionizing our world?  What does it mean for libraries? Join the vibrant discussion of the last few months, hear about experiments with this app, and more.


, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Publisher,

Thursday, Mar 30


Computers in Libraries offers a series of short, 15-minutes Cybertour presentations series taking place in the exhibit hall.


Mastodon: Social Media Next-Gen?

11:00 AM2023-03-302023-03-30

Thursday, March 30: 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

What is Mastodon?  Should libraries and their communities care? Is it viable? Will it replace Twitter? Get an understanding, look at possible applications, and see if this app is right for your community.


, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project


Preparing Your Public Library for Emerging Technology

11:30 AM2023-03-302023-03-30

Thursday, March 30: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Keeping up-to-date with technology requires your library team to be current with technology skills, aware of current trends, and prepared for the technology challenges that libraries face. To stay in touch with an ever-expanding universe of technology and tools, a good approach to this process is having a clear strategy. Evaluate the needs of the library community, communicate with your library staff, evaluate tools, and share them with everyone to determine if the tool is right for your library. Get tips from our long time IT director.


, IT Network Supervisor, Information Technology, Jefferson Parish Library


Local Archives & Community Partnerships in Action

12:00 PM2023-03-302023-03-30

Thursday, March 30: 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Our experienced librarian and consultant shares case studies about how a city, a religious community, and a retail founder’s estate have used connections and partnerships with universities and other institutions to organize and plan to provide digital access to their historical origins. Get tips and ideas from his experiences.


, President, Richard P. Hulser Consulting


Worth Watching!

12:30 PM2023-03-302023-03-30

Thursday, March 30: 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Our industry watcher shares the technologies, library applications, and innovations that she is tracking. Get ideas to apply within your library and community.


, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

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