Technology Briefing

13.20 – Thursday 6th July

The Intelligent Library What is the future of the library?

This session will explore the potential technologies and the possibilities that can arise from the developments in artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Can we build an intelligent library? Do we want to?

James Clay, Senior Co-Design Manager, Jisc

James Clay is currently working with Jisc on their future work on the Intelligent Campus and the future of Apprenticeships. He has worked in the education sector since 1993 and has extensive experience in the use of technology to enhance and enrich learning. He has been a teacher, a project manager, a project director, an ILT manager, Learning Resources manager, and an IT director. James has a popular blog and podcast, e-Learning Stuff and has delivered many keynotes and presentations at conferences in the UK and internationally.

Supporting citizens with protecting their privacy online

Library staff play a big role in supporting citizens with digital skills, and knowing how to protect one’s privacy online is part of those digital literacy skills everyone should have. The Newcastle Libraries team started helping citizens with their privacy by hosting cryptoparties where people can learn about tools available to make their internet browsing and mobile communications more secure.

This session will cover in more details the reasons why libraries should get involved in supporting citizens with protecting their privacy online, how staff can do this and what tools can be installed on library computers to enhance user privacy.
Aude Charillon, Library and Information Officer, Newcastle Libraries

Aude Charillon works as a Library and Information Officer at Newcastle Libraries. A large part of her role is within the Business & IP Centre Newcastle, managing the business collections and providing information and training relating to intellectual property to small businesses in the North-East of England.

She was part of the first cohort of Carnegie Library Lab Partners, which allowed her to develop the project Commons are Forever – encouraging citizens to discover and re-use creative works – from early 2015 to Autumn 2016.

She is particularly interested in copyright, digital literacy, open data and online rights.


Session Chair: Liz McGettigan, President, CILIPS