Date(s) - Apr 20 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: Online searching today is fast becoming a meeting of artificial intelligence and human conversation. Digital assistants and personalized search options necessarily influence the information universe available to us. We will examine some implications of these developments, survey the current landscape of web search and explore recently launched search engines. This hands-on session will also include an overview of the social web and its importance in education and research applications as well as the powerful political and social roles it increasingly plays worldwide.
Presenter: Michael Hunter is the Reference and Instruction Librarian (part-time) at the Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Through his presentations on varied aspects of “Search and the Net” in recent years, he continues to enjoy exploring the thrills and challenges of the Web with information professionals in Upstate New York.
This class will include hands-on exercises. Please bring your own laptop/device. Wi-Fi is available in the building.
There is no charge for this workshop, but registration is required.