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 Webinar "The “Smart” in Smarter Libraries"


  • ​​​Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m. Makkah AST (UTC +3)
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Free

Webinar Overview

The webinar will cover:

  • Smart technology.
  • Smart strategies.
  • Smarter libraries.

Webinar Objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • understand different ways to consider the notion of “smart” in smarter libraries,
  • learn about smart technologies designed for use in libraries,
  • consider practices and partners in developing smarter libraries, and
  • be mindful of social traits​ such as inclusivity and equity in designing smarter libraries. 

​​Target Audience​

This Webinar is suitable for:​

  • Academic libraries’ personnel staff
  • .University libraries’ heads and directors.
  • Researchers in the Library Information Science LIS field.

Webinar moderator​

 Prof. Dr. Clara M. Chu. 

  • Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • President-Elect, 2018–2019 of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
  • Clara M. Chu is an expert who has had long experience in:

         - ​examining appropriate solutions in the delivery of equitable and relevant library services in culturally diverse and dynamic libraries

         - introducing emerging technologies to connect and empower communities locally and worldwide

         - studying the information needs of culturally diverse communities in a globalized and technological society.


  • Places are limited. Early registration guarantees a place.
  • ​Registration will close when the available places are booked.
  • Successful registrants will receive a confirmation message with the webinar link.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of participation. ​