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Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics Celebrates National Library Week

April 5, 2017

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University celebrates National Library Week (April 9-15, 2017) with events in Philadelphia (live stream available) and in Washington, DC.

The College will kick off its National Library Week celebrations at noon on April 10 with a Drexel National Library Week Panel on the Future of Libraries (Rush Building, room 014, 30 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104). The event will feature lightning talks with some of the Philadelphia area’s top experts in the library and information science field, and will include a moderated discussion with the audience. Presented topics will broadly cover how libraries, researchers, professionals and communities are responding to today’s rapidly changing sociopolitical and technological landscapes. The panel will also be live streamed on YouTube. Click here to register

On Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m., the College and the Washington D.C. Chapter of Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) will co-host an evening program at the Drexel University Washington, DC Center (Lafayette Tower, 801 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006) titled “Applying AI in Education and Libraries on a Global Scale.” This event will cover the latest research in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology within the context of improving education and libraries globally. With keynote speaker, Harri Ketamo, a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow from Finland and chief scientist and chairman of the board of HeadAI, this event will provide the audience with a greater understanding of the way libraries utilize technology as we become a more globalized society. Click here to register

About CCI
From our position on the leading edge of information and technology, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) instills the knowledge and skills necessary for our students to lead and innovate across industries in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. The College’s highly-ranked Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) program — founded in 1892 — is one of the oldest continuously running library science programs in the nation, with a long history of technological innovation in academics. Newly revised for 2017, the MSLIS program addresses the contexts in which librarians and other information professionals work, the systems and services they provide, and the uses of new and emerging technologies in the field. Learn more at Drexel.edu/cci