2023 Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Library Annual Conference

Agenda and Programs

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November 2, 2023
Time Agenda Location
14:00-17:00 Registration DKU Conference Center / Off-Campus Hotel Lobbies
16:00-17:00 Campus Tour & Library Tour DKU Conference Center
17:15-17:30 Shuttle Bus Departure to Welcome Dinner DKU Conference Center Parking Lot
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner (Pre-registration required) Mingzhufang Restaurant
November 3, 2023
Time Agenda Location
8:20-9:00 Registration for Late Arrivals Library Atrium
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks
  • Dr. Yaolin LIU, Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University
  • Dr. Ruhua HUANG, Associate University Librarian of Wuhan University Libraries
  • Ms. Hua NIE, Chair of the Expert Committee of CALSP
  • Dr. (Helen) Hong XU, University Librarian of Duke Kunshan University Library
LIB 2001
9:30-10:10 Keynote Speech: Higher Education in the Digital Era: Exploration and Practice
  • Speaker: Dr. Xin BI; Moderator: Dr. (Helen) Hong XU
LIB 2001
10:10-10:20 Group Photo Library 3rd Fl. Main Stairs
10:20-10:40 Tea Break & Poster Session LIB 3015 Tea House
10:40-12:20 Theme Talk 1: Innovative Approaches to Information and Data Literacy
  • Moderator: Xiaojing ZU (LIB 2001)
Theme Talk 2: Library Outreach and Community Engagement
  • Moderator: Hongyi GONG (LIB 2107/2113)
LIB 2001 & LIB 2107/2113
12:20-13:30 Lunch (AB Executive Dining) Director Meeting & Lunch (CCT 3rd Fl.) AB Executive Dining / CCT 3rd Fl.
13:00-13:30 Library Tour (optional) Library Atrium
13:30-14:10 Keynote Speech: New Opportunities for Publishers under AI Technology
  • Speaker: Dr.Xi ZHU; Moderator: Dr. (Helen) Hong XU
LIB 2001
14:10-15:00 Sponsor Talk
  • Moderator: Zhejun MA
LIB 2001
15:00-15:20 Tea Break & Poster Session LIB 3015 Tea House
15:20-16:40 Theme Talk 3: Transforming Library Functions and Space
  • Moderator: Mengjie ZOU (LIB 2001)
Theme Talk 4: Exploring New Horizons in Library Support and Services
  • Moderator: Andrew LEE (LIB 2107/2113)
LIB 2001 & LIB 2107/2113
16:40-17:30 Panel Discussion: From Novice to Expert: Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Librarianship
  • Panelists: Fung Ying CHAM, Xueying CHENG, Ling LI, Caitlin MANNION, Chunmei YAN, Foster ZHANG (Moderator)
LIB 2001
17:30-17:40 Closing Remarks
  • Dr. (Helen) Hong XU
LIB 2001
17:40-19:00 Buffet Dinner AB Executive Dining
19:00-19:30 Kunqu Tea House, Dayu Bay Dayu Bay
19:30-20:30 Kunqu Performance (Pre-registration required, starts at 19:30) Kunqu Tea House, Dayu Bay
20:45 Shuttle Bus Departure to Off-Campus Hotels DKU Conference Center Parking Lot
November 4, 2023
Time Agenda Location
9:00 Shuttle Bus Departure from Off-Campus Hotels to DKU Novotel & Fairfield Inn
9:15-12:00 Tour to Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Taicang Campus) XJTLU Taicang
12:00-13:00 Lunch Hongyuan Restaurant
13:00 Shuttle Bus Returning to DKU/NYU Shanghai To be announced on site

Higher Education in the Digital Era: Exploration and Practice

  • Time: 9:30-10:10
  • Location: LIB 2001
  • Speaker: Dr. Xin BI, Director of the Centre for Knowledge and Information, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Moderator: Dr. (Helen) Hong XU, University Librarian, Duke Kunshan University Library

With the fast development of technology and its wide use in higher education, students’ learning behaviors have been changed dramatically. Thus, the learning, teaching and research modes will also change adaptively. Dr. Bi will share in his presentation about his research and the practice in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on how to proactively embrace the challenges that technologies bring to the education.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Xin Bi is the Director of the Centre for Knowledge and Information at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He has responsibility for five departments: computing; educational technology and the Learning Mall (an online community platform that gathers educational products and resources created by the university schools and global partners); university marketing and communication; the library; and the museum. Dr. Bi joined XJTLU when the university was established in 2006 and created the Learning Mall, the library, and the museum from scratch. He now leads around 200 staff in his teams.

New Opportunities for Publishers under AI Technology

  • Time: 13:30-14:10
  • Location: LIB 2001
  • Speaker: Dr. Xi ZHU, Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Moderator: Dr. (Helen) Hong XU, University Librarian, Duke Kunshan University Library

This speech will delve deeply into the transformative changes and new opportunities that AI technology brings to chemical journals. First, we will examine the applications of AI in data processing and information retrieval, with a particular focus on its potential in areas such as literature searches, knowledge graph construction, and the discovery of new knowledge. Next, we will assess the impact of AI on the publishing process of chemical journals, including the potential to increase publishing efficiency and reduce errors. We will also explore how AI enhances user experience, such as personalized content recommendations and intelligent reading suggestions. Lastly, we will look ahead to the challenges posed by AI technology and the future development trends of chemical journals. Overall, we will explore how AI is ushering in a new era of growth for chemical journals.

About the Speaker:

Prof. Xi Zhu is the Deputy Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society. Professor Zhu’s research focuses on the construction of material science infrastructure dominated by artificial intelligence and robot technology. He has developed the cloud-based laboratory MAOSIC (Materials Acceleration Operation System) powered by intelligent robots and cloud computing. He also developed the AI large model product “Academic Supervisor (AI-Supervisor)” that has reached the knowledge level and experimental analysis capability of a doctoral supervisor in the material chemistry field of ordinary universities.

Theme Talk 1: Innovative Approaches to Information and Data Literacy
  • Time: 10:40-12:20
  • Location: LIB 2001
  • Moderator: Xiaojing ZU, Director, NYU Shanghai Library

Creating AI Literacy Program in HKUST(GZ)

Junjun CHENG, Teaching and Research Support Librarian, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) Library

AI Literacy program in HKUST aims to help students develop proficiency in academic research through three modules: Information Literacy, Data Literacy, and AI Literacy. Each module includes multiple sessions, with students participating workshops and embedding content to their courses to reinforce their learning.

  1. Information Literacy: teaching students how to effective search for relevant AI information, evaluate the credibility of sources, and use the acquired AI knowledge and tools ethically.
  2. Data Literacy: teaching students how to collect, analyze and interpret data to make well-informed decisions, and gain sufficient knowledge about data privacy and security issues related to AI.
  3. AI Literacy: introducing the fundamentals of AI, including machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks, as well as AI applications in various fields and the ethical and social implications of AI in society.

The essential skills learned in the AI Literacy program that empowers students to navigate the complex world of AI and helps them become responsible, ethical, and informed users of AI, ultimately contributing to their academic and professional success.

Data-Driven Science and Analysis: Exploring Data-Analytic Thinking

Yan LI, Research Librarian, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library

In 2022, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued opinions on the importance of data infrastructure system and education of data literacy. Data literacy is the ability to collect, process, operate, evaluate, and use data in scientific research, with the focus on production, management, storage and sharing of data. To help students cultivate their ability to manage complex data, the library has offered the Data Science and Analysis Workshops, which teach data management and analysis skills in support of all aspects of academic instruction and research, such as the ability to use Stata, NVivo, Tableau, Python, the Knowledge Graph, and Neo4j. Within the year 2022-2023, the workshops ran two terms and 664 students attended them. More professional advanced data sessions will be introduced in the future to cater to the needs of the times.

Spearheading Research Expertise: Research Literacy Series Workshop

Andrew LEE, Research and Instruction Librarian, Duke Kunshan University Library

Information literacy contains a set of important skills and knowledge that librarians hope to incorporate into the overall university curriculum. In the 2022-2023 academic year, DKU Undergraduate Affairs Office started preparing a teaching program called “Pathways to Success,” which aimed at offering a mandatory credit course to teach essential knowledge and skills in undergraduate education. DKU library successfully incorporated four workshops, named Research Literacy Series, into this program.

  1. Search Strategies: knowledge of information creation, organization, and search strategies required to obtain relevant information for academic research.
  2. Evaluating Information: knowledge of discerning and assessing information sources, including abilities to identify fake news and unreliable sources.
  3. Using Information Effectively, Ethically, and Legally: knowledge of effective, legal, and ethical utilization of sources.
  4. Navigating Truth, Bias, and Ethics in Data and Visualization: knowledge of searching and interpreting quantitative data while understanding biases on data collection and analysis.

The four workshops received highly positive feedback from students. It encourages us to continue offering them at least once a year.

Facilitating Student Video Projects: A Case Study

Roger ZHANG, Multimedia Developer, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library

Accomplishing a successful media assignment requires multiple digital capabilities for both students and teaching staff. The fact is that the demands and necessity on the media assignment are not limited to teaching modules related to media or art but also extend to other disciplines. This presentation would explore the reasons behind the need for media assignments in pedagogy, academic publishing and social media with academic content. Additionally, it will demonstrate the workflow and a real case of a media assignment from an Environmental Science module at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. Furthermore, it will emphasize the crucial role of the library in providing services and resources for research, teaching, and learning during the entire process for both students and teaching staff.

Copyright Literacy in Mainland China Academic Libraries

Jingchen SUN, Access Services Librarian, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) Library

Mengjie ZOU, Research and Instruction Librarian, Duke Kunshan University Library

Copyright literacy is defined as the knowledge to properly use copyrighted materials and is one crucial topic offered in academic information use. While new learning and teaching formats emerge and diverse information needs arise, the awareness of copyright has been increasing in mainland China in recent decades, and academic libraries have implemented various copyright literacy programs and training sessions to cover such subjects as copyright law, fair use, citation guidelines, academic integrity and so forth. This presentation explores the scope of copyright literacy education that is in line with the background and cases of copyright literacy programs or services that have been successfully carried out in Duke Kunshan University Library and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) Library. By further studying, librarians can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex landscape of copyright law and practice, and effectively support their users in their information use.

  • Time: 10:40-12:20
  • Location: LIB 2107/2113
  • Moderator: Hongyi GONG, Research and Instruction Librarian, Duke Kunshan University

Enhancing Library Engagement and Building a Vibrant Community: The Journey of Libroary Thursdays at NYU Shanghai Library

Yingluo YU, Space Coordinator, NYU Shanghai Library

With the recent relocation to the Qiantan Campus and the expansion of our library space, we have been presented with exciting opportunities to enhance the user experience and foster curiosity among our users. One of our signature event series, ‘Libroary Thursdays,’ has played a pivotal role in achieving these goals. Our mascot, Roary, has become a distinct and memorable symbol of the event, bolstered by the introduction of mascot merchandise and their prominent presence in event materials. This strategic approach has significantly increased participation and left a lasting impression on the NYU Shanghai community. We will share insights into our successful strategies for library engagement and highlight our plans for the future. We strive to create a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive library experience for all.

A Reading Promotion Practice “Reading Bridge” in a Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University International Campus, Zhejiang University

Shuna XU, User Service Librarian, Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University International Campus, Zhejiang University

The “Reading Bridge” project is a dynamic initiative designed to create a culture of reading within the cultural exchange community. It involves a dedicated team, reading spaces, innovative activities, and thematic book lists. By leveraging the “4+N” model, we have established a solid foundation for promoting literature.

  1. A Dedicated Team: librarians collaborated with students and teachers.
  2. Promoting Reading Spaces: we created reading corners, both in and out of the library, enhancing the physical environment for readers.
  3. Engaging Activities: Our project features “Coffee & Book” book clubs, one book project for freshmen and vacation, “READIO” campus broadcasting, thematic book exhibitions with cultural activities.
  4. Thematic Book Lists: To cater to diverse interests, we have curated 12 thematic book lists, aligning with academic schedules and significant events, making literature accessible to all.

The project has successfully promoted classic literature, instilled the love of reading, and developed essential reading skills and habits among students. It has also facilitated cross-cultural exchanges and boosted the internationalization of our campus.

Navigating in the Explosion of the Knowledge Age: A Case Study of UNNC The Knowledge Hub-The Library Project

Danni WANG, Research Librarian, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library

This presentation explores how the library can play the role of the knowledge center to better serve teachers, students, and the community, with the case study of The Knowledge Hub-The Library (KHL) as an example. This project includes various activities, such as “Riverside Seminar Talks” and “Riverside Roundtable Discussions.” The themes of these activities are based on the UNNC Research Information System (RIS) and aim to bring together researchers who share similar research interests to build a collaborative research platform. For the year 2022-2023, eight internal faculty members and two external experts from the community delivered seminars and recommended a number of publications on the theme of “Big Data,” covering the topics of Digital Technology, Data Security and Blockchain, AGI, Supply Chain, Digital Twins, and so on. Moreover, for the ‘Riverside Roundtable Discussion’, internal faculty members and external experts shared their knowledge about “Digitalization.” More than 560 participants attended these activities, and 97% of them would like to recommend these activities to others. For the year 2023-2024, the theme will be “Sustainability.”

Breaking Out of Tradition: Developing, Deploying, and Adapting Game-Based Library Orientations to Engage with First-Year Students

Vanessa LAWRENCE, Instructional Services Librarian, NYU Shanghai Library

Caitlin MANNION, Head of Reference & Instruction Services & Librarian for Arts & Humanities, NYU Shanghai Library

At NYU Shanghai, the Freshman orientation experience features onboarding events, workshops, and presentations from most student-facing departments, including the Library. Library orientations have always been hands-on and experiential since our inaugural cohort in 2013; in the years since, our team has embraced a more game-based approach that centers engagement, community-building, and forming memorable connections to the library. To this end, we first introduced library breakout rooms as an orientation activity in 2018. In these breakout sessions, students solve a series of puzzles in order to “escape” from a room. These puzzles are intended to highlight important features of the library’s spaces, services, and staff members. The breakout rooms give a common ground and a space to bond students with diverse cultural backgrounds and various expectations of the library. More details of the breakout sessions will be introduced in terms of the rationale, process, specific games, reviewing, revising and so on, and hopefully, more insights will be provided for those who are interested in effective utilization of library spaces.

  • Time: 15:20-16:40
  • Location: LIB 2001
  • Moderator: Mengjie ZOU, Research and Instruction Librarian, Duke Kunshan University

Enhancing Academic Library Services through Extended Reality (XR) Technology

Jesse YU, Emerging Technologies Associate, NYU Shanghai Library

This proposal aims to share the application of Extended Reality (XR) technology as a promising solution in enhancing academic library services. XR, which encompasses Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), has substantial potential to revolutionize the way libraries function by providing immersive experiences that can promote learning, engagement, and accessibility. This presentation will give a brief explanation of XR’s concept, its benefits to academic libraries, its accessibility, and its user engagement. Case studies of XR as well as challenges and solutions in libraries will be introduced. The future of XR in academic libraries will be discussed as well. We hope to stimulate dialogue and inspire innovation that can position libraries at the forefront of technological advancement in academia.

Creating a Global Classroom Feel: Enhancing the Learning Experience of a Tri-Campus Hybrid Module – China, UK & Malaysia

Karoline HECKER, Senior Manager Learning Technologies, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library

The Silk Road: Cultural interactions and Perceptions is a discipline-bridging module taught both synchronously and asynchronously across the three University of Nottingham campuses in China, the UK and Malaysia. This case study explores how hybrid teaching technologies, pedagogies, institutional-wide and cross-campus collaboration have shaped the module design, physical setup, delivery, assessment and activities in an attempt to create a globally connected experience while catering for students’ unique expectations. It tells the story of how module convenors, guest lecturers, student reps, teaching assistants, estates staff, IT infrastructure and technology enhanced learning and pedagogy experts from across all three campuses have joined forces in a coordinated effort to enhance the student hybrid learning experience. 

On the Opening of New Library Building – Cataloging Review at Duke Kunshan University Library

Zhejun MA, Acquisition and Metadata Librarian, Duke Kunshan University Library

Since the opening of Duke Kunshan Library in 2014, many people have done book cataloging with or without cataloging knowledge. Various cataloging related problems have been found in Aleph system. Some due to lack of cataloging knowledge; some due to carelessness; some are caused by book binding company; some are just temporary practice. Some problems have been fixed; some remain unsolved or unfound due to various reasons. On the opening of new library building, DKU library staff undertook a complete cataloging review to solve existing problems and adjust some practices to meet the real situation and developing needs in the new library building.

Exhibition Stories: What We Did in Our Small Space

Xinyu CAO, Visual Art Designer, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library

Universities should hold art exhibitions, even in a small space, and a lot of unexpected things can happen. This presentation will introduce the Art Exhibition Hall in the University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library and its past exhibition projects, including: 1) introduction of the Art Exhibition Hal, 2) Exhibition Category A: Young Artists Introduction Exhibitions Program, its introduction, display and development significance, 3) Exhibition Category B: Basic introduction and display of cultural exhibitions, and 4) Sharing the realization route of an art exhibition.

  • Time: 15:20-16:40
  • Location: LIB 2107/2113
  • Moderator: Andrew LEE, Research and Instruction Librarian, Duke Kunshan University

Revolutionizing Academic Support with Artificial Intelligence

Utku Ege TULUK, Senior Associate of Emerging Technology, NYU Shanghai Library

As AI increasingly intertwines with academic landscapes, it is transforming the traditional methodologies within university libraries and reshaping scholarly pursuits. This presentation will spotlight the groundbreaking initiatives we are embarking on through synergistic workshops and robust faculty collaborations. ChatBot Innovations: By tailoring the ChatBot’s knowledge base to specific course materials, we hope to pioneer its transition into a personalized TA, ensuring students receive immediate, context-aware assistance. AI-Assisted Workflows: Our dedication to fostering AI literacy is evident through the tailored workshops we have introduced for both students and faculty. These sessions illuminate the transformative potential of AI in streamlining research and coding practices. I will also distill the essence of these innovative workflows, offering insights into their applications and benefits. Collectively, our endeavors in integrating AI tools stand as testament to our commitment towards an enhanced academic support system. Such innovations not only make academic resources more accessible but also ensure that both learning and research processes are streamlined, efficient, and enriched for all stakeholders.

Industrial Management of User Services in the Library of CUHK-Shenzhen: A Practical Perspective

Jie HE, System and User Service Librarian, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Library

This presentation introduces how the Library of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) has adopted Industrial Management, which is a set of principles and methods to optimize the use of resources, reduce waste, enhance quality, and increase productivity and user satisfaction. This presentation will share the main aspects and steps of industrial management, such as process analysis, standardization, automation, optimization and evaluation. Some examples and data will be given to illustrate how the library has implemented industrial management in such user service areas as circulation, reference, consultation, space management, user education and feedback. The benefits and challenges of industrial management for user services will be discussed in the areas of improving service quality, saving time and cost, increasing user satisfaction, enhancing staff skills and morale, overcoming technical and organizational barriers, and adapting to changing environments. The future directions and plans of applying industrial management in libraries will also be outlined.

Trailblazing Collection Development: Navigating, Sorting, and Discovering Cultural Treasures for a Self-built Repository

Ling LI, Senior Officer of Content & Discovery Team, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Library

In the digital age, academic collections in libraries become increasingly similar. The preservation of unique academic, historic, and valuable special resources has become an important factor for the sustainable special collection strategy in libraries. In response to this challenge, our project aims to revolutionize the way libraries curate and present cultural materials. This presentation provides an overview of our innovative approach to building a self-built repository with local characteristics of Ningbo, China, including Navigating the Trail of Collections, Sorting and Unveiling Hidden Gem, Towards a Self-built Repository, and Promoting Cultural Understanding and Diversity. Our innovative approach to collection development intend to challenge traditional library practices and redefine the boundaries of curating cultural materials as well as create and develop a self-built repository that not only showcases the rich cultural heritage of Ningbo but also fosters cross-cultural connections and appreciation. We believe that this model has the potential to inspire other libraries in their efforts to preserve and promote their unique collections.

Research, Teaching, and Learning Support Combined with Situation and Practice: An Exploration Based on the Innovative Learning Space

Xiaoying LUO, Librarian of Management of the Innovative Learning Space and Digital Literacy Education, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University Library

The library of Shenzhen MSU-BIT has been running the Innovative Learning Space for a year from five aspects: space design, space management, team building, space and technology service, and most importantly digital literacy education. Focusing on the “four directions” of facing students, facing scientific research, facing disciplines, and facing the society, we organize supports for research, teaching, and learning at different levels and in different forms. We follow the path of “demand and feasibility analysis – cooperation and projects embedded – feedback and adjustment,” and explore digital literacy education depending on the massive information resources, innovative space resources, and human resources (i.e., students, professional tutors and librarians).  Different education events, such as visitation, science popularization, application practice, lectures, series courses, and embedded project teaching, have been successfully taken in recent one year. The case is novel in: (1) deep interdisciplinary integration to solve the problem of insufficient library talents; (2) embedding corresponding digital literacy education and training to encourage students’ independent, interest-driven informal learning; (3) multiple functions of personnel cultivation, scientific research, cultural inheritance and social service support.

  • Time: 10:10-10:30 & 15:00-15:20
  • Location: LIB 3015 Tea House

A Brand-New Learning Resource Centre – Your Gateway to Learning

Xiaojia WU, Assistant College Librarian (System & Facilities), Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College Learning Resource Centre

In this Poster, we invite you to step into the enchanting realm of the Learning Resource Centre, where the pursuit of knowledge has no bounds. Building a brand-new library is to build a knowledge palace for readers, thinkers, and dreamers alike. This poster provides a glimpse into the myriad treasures and opportunities that await you within these hallowed walls.

  1. Exploration: To embark on a journey through the vast expanse of literature. To discover books spanning genres, from timeless classics to cutting-edge research.
  2. Innovation: At the Learning Resource Centre, we embrace technology’s transformative power. You can dive into our digital resources, e-books, and interactive learning platforms.
  3. Community: A library is more than just books; it’s a vibrant community. You can attend workshops, book clubs, book fairs and lectures that foster intellectual growth and social connection.
  4. Empowerment: Knowledge is the key to empowerment. Highlights the various educational programs, information literacy instruction services, and career resources that are available at the Learning Resource Centre.

Learning Support through LibGuides

Jane ZHANG, Reference Librarian, Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College Learning Resource Centre

As a common practice among libraries, LRC makes program guides to help students of different programs to learn about library resources and services related to their study and research. The program guides enable us to further consolidate our collection to the requirements of program syllabi. Previously we stored program guides as PDF files on UIC’s Moodle – iSpace. With information from course-related books to databases to library services, a guide can be more than 10 pages long, and not very user-friendly. This summer, we officially move the guides to LibGuides. The platform provides us with more flexibility and possibility to present library resources. First, with the “page” function, the sections of the guide are more visible and the organization of the guide is straightforward to the users. Second, LibGuides allows us to add more functionalities for better user experience, including direct linking to the resources, the support of multimedia contents, adding notes or contents without disrupting the flow of reading. Furthermore, the guides are cross-referable, allowing the library to build a complete information literacy program to facilitate self-learning.

Practices and Challenges in Academic Library Space Projects

Pin WANG, Team Leader of Library Operation Team in XEC, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Library

The poster looks at the practices and challenges in academic library space projects. It consists of 5 parts. The first part identifies the user activities in the library, such as collaborative learning, individual study, library classroom learning, socializing, events and exhibitions. The second part shows the functional spaces in the library, including learning commons, group study room, training room, reading pavilion, research commons, outdoor area, exhibition area, etc. The third part summarizes the most recommended practices of library space projects, including communication between librarians and users, frequent meetings with related departments, visits to other libraries to find out good designs, etc. The fourth part tells us the challenges and solutions, such as noise reduction, seat occupation and power outlets. The last part shows the future opportunities of academic library spaces. With the development of artificial intelligence and education reform, academic libraries are facing their challenges. In the future, the library should merge into the innovation ecosystem. Space innovation such as demand-driven and technology-supported labs to enhance user experience may be a very good start.

Professional Excellence: A Library Assistant’s Growth Path

Cai YAN, Library Assistant, Duke Kunshan University Library

This poster will share what professional qualities a library assistant should possess and how a new library assistant grows in the workplace.

  1. Learning by doing: This part will share some examples of how a library assistant learns from doing everyday work.
  2. New library, new challenge: Moving to the new library also brings about new challenges. This part will share the case of the DKU Faculty Works Project about how this display project turns from proposal to reality and the constant process of occurring and solving problems.
  3. The nurturing of leadership: This part will share some experiences in training and organizing student workers, thus shifting from the role of a follower to a leader.

Upgrading or Phasing Out: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges Libraries Face After the Popularization of AIGC

Jiao LU, Circulation Librarian, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Library

In recent years, artificial intelligence-generated content (AIGC) has gradually become a hot topic, and research in the field of libraries is still in its early stages, with scarce literature and studies available. In terms of space, research mainly focuses on optimizing space design processes using artificial intelligence, constructing space design models, and combining GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) to envision the future of libraries. In terms of library services, research mainly focuses on the personalized and precise services that AI big data technology can provide, efficiency improvements, and the exploration of new forms of service. This study aims to explore the theory and practice of applying artificial intelligence-generated content in libraries, attempt to analyze the potential advantages and disadvantages of this technology application process, and provide experience and direction for libraries in their transformation towards intelligent digital libraries. It also seeks to consider how libraries should position, survive, and develop in the future when artificial intelligence technology becomes mature.