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 2024 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 13


Located in Exhibit Hall

Teaching Tools

11:30 AM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Hall looks at using tabletop games to teach computer science. While programming can seem abstract and confusing, board games provide an excellent, tangible parallel for how it works. In the current golden age of tabletop gaming, libraries worldwide are adding board games to their collections. Get some ideas for different ways libraries can use these assets for education and outreach.


, Computer Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Pennsylvania


Communicating Added Value of Libraries

12:00 PM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Our speaker shares strategies and ideas for communicating to stakeholders/patrons the value of your library. Be inspired and take home tangible ideas for impressing your community. 


, Marketing Manager, GO - School for Information


ChatGPT & Search Professionals: Bringing AI to Web Search

12:30 PM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

While generative AI tools like Google Bard and ChatGPT are notorious for hallucinating answers, chatbots can provide useful support in your search process. Bates shares the prompts that have increased her efficiency and produced useful results.


, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.


Helping Students Be Google Aware

01:00 PM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Google has become the most common and dominant search engine in our culture. Students use it to find information about everything, including scholarly research. As teaching librarians, we have to ask: What do students use when not at school? More than likely than not, they will turn to Google to search. Because of this, we must teach them to become careful consumers of the information the Google algorithm produces. Relevance is a complex combination of advertising influence, proprietary interests, programmers’ language, and predictions (based off of prior search patterns). Schembri discusses how to recognize and report inaccuracies of marginalized groups, and how Google has worked to maintain a better, more neutral output for potentially inflammatory searches.


, School Library Media Specialist, Horace Greeley High School Library


Search Smarts in a GenAI World

01:30 PM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Get tips and tricks from a longtime searcher and the editor of KMWorld magazine.


, Editor-in-Chief, KMWorld


What’s Happening on the #CILDC Video Wall?

02:00 PM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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Looking After Your Library Website

02:30 PM2024-03-132024-03-13

Wednesday, March 13: 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Get tips on maintaining your library website from a computer services specialist who reaches out to his community, specifically focusing on education initiatives for public computer classes, outreach programs to local retirement homes and disability organizations, a rent-a-tech program, and virtual computer classes. Hear how he supports these programs with the library website.


, Department Head, Computer Services, Bloomingdale Public Library

Thursday, Mar 14


Located in Exhibit Hall

Teaching Tips

11:30 AM2024-03-142024-03-14

Thursday, March 14: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Get ideas and insights for going beyond the traditional for teaching students and customers. Our instruction and outreach expert shares strategies, tools, and techniques.


, Outreach & Reference Librarian, Learning Resources Division, University of the District of Columbia


Leveraging ChatGPT: Ideas for Students & Educators

12:00 PM2024-03-142024-03-14

Thursday, March 14: 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Libraries can play an important role in teaching AI and its responsible use in research and writing. Hear about an active approach to ChatGPT framing misuse as an opportunity to build skills and name what we value: motive over summary and original ideas over formal “academic” language. Welber discusses two active learning exercises displaying how ChatGPT handles evidence, claim, and analysis and shows how to encourage students to critically evaluate the outputs of ChatGPT and identify areas where human intervention is necessary. Advento discusses smart prompting and how librarians can be “prompt engineers” to “chat” with AI in the same way they had to quickly master Boolean operators and controlled vocabulary. Input structures such as the RTRI method help get the most out of ChatGPT and Bing Chat, and prepared AI prompts are worth exploring. Both of these can help create new information literacy lessons, refresh older lessons, and deliver a variety of methods to impart information literacy concepts and skills to your students. Get lots of tips and ideas from this fast paced cybertour.


, Librarian for Teaching & Research Services, Data, Research, and Teaching Services, Princeton University

, Embedded Librarian, Trinity Hall, MLIS, San Jose State University


Social Media Trends

12:30 PM2024-03-142024-03-14

Thursday, March 14: 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Our trends watcher shares insights on what’s happening with social media these days: its visual, top three platforms for libraries; thinking about experimenting with TikTok; making sure you have tools to help staff deal with social media; and more. Get great ideas from King!


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


Worth Watching!

01:00 PM2024-03-142024-03-14

Thursday, March 14: 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Our industry watcher shares the technologies, library applications and innovations that she is tracking. Hear what she notes from this year’s conference and get ideas to apply in your library and community.


, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

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