Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2019 for more information.
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Monday, April 8 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1.6 The DiSH (Digital Skills Hub): A Place to Learn What You Need to Know Before Using the Latest Technologies

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DiSH (Digital Skills Hub) is a replicable initiative for universities, particularly university libraries, to teach students, staff and faculty, how to be far more "informed" users of technology in their scholarly and personal lives. Users of new and existing technologies need to learn the value that new technologies such as virtual reality, 3D printing, digital media, blockchain, algorithms and artificial intelligence bring to their lives and work, but they also need to learn about the issues that exist under those shiny value statements, which include issues of personal privacy, biases and health concerns. The library's status as a "trusted" institution and the central hub on many campuses makes it uniquely positioned to connect the community-at-large with these types of sessions. At the University of Oklahoma (OU) we found that while the libraries taught digital literacy courses, there were many of these other types of sessions taught across the campus in the colleges, but only for the students of that college. As a result, the OU Libraries led an initiative to create an umbrella organization called the Digital Skills Hub, in collaboration with other units and colleges, in order make all of these sessions available to all students, staff and faculty. This session will cover how that was done, what initiatives were put into place to draw attendees, and the results seen so far.

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Carl Grant

Interim Dean of Libraries, Oklahoma University
Dean (Interim) of The University of Oklahoma Libraries, a facility that has been undergoing a rapid transformation for the last five years. Here is a link to our latest annual report that shows the scope of work being done here: https://issuu.com/oulibraries/docs/ou_libraries_pro... Read More →
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Tara Carlisle

Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of Oklahoma
Tara Carlisle is Digital Scholarship Specialist at the University of Oklahoma Libraries where she facilitates collaborative research projects in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center. The Digital Scholarship Lab serves as a nucleus for faculty... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm