Libraries are reinventing themselves to stay relevant. As librarians, we recognize the need to be creative to facilitate student learning in the digital age. In February 2023, the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar library tested a new outreach program in collaboration with the Robotics club. It was intended for the whole community but primarily for students from majors other than computer science, and relatively unfamiliar with coding and AI concepts. The purpose was to bring more students to the library, let them connect with each other, see a hi-tech side of library resources, try new things, engage with simple coding and unveil the mystery of machine learning. The poster presents an overview of the event and its structure, illustrate what's needed to organize such a program, and highlights key learnings from the cross-campus collaboration.
IATUL 2023: 43rd International Association of University Libraries Annual Conference. Dubai & Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (March 13-16, 2023)
Library and Information Science
Outreach, Digital literacy, Robots, Collaboration
Usova, Tatiana, "Demystifying AI: a robot-mediated outreach program" (2023). IATUL 2023 Slides. 16.
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