Interview with Donna Bourne‑Tyson, University Librarian at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia
From the Interview (via Dal News):
An emerging area of librarianship that interests Donna is digital literacy, including data literacy and algorithmic literacy, and the use of information in the age of artificial intelligence.
“This is a completely new frontier. While it’s been predicted for several decades now, the data deluge and the potential for big data and various algorithms to be used to analyze and then reshape society is coming quickly. It’s both exhilarating and slightly terrifying, and it’s more important than ever for students and lifelong learners to be effective users, scholars, and stewards of information. Libraries will be there to help people be engaged and responsible digital citizens in this new reality.”
Now that Donna has spent her career as a librarian, she wouldn’t have it any other way. “But in a parallel universe, I am bottle-feeding orphaned baby elephants in the nursery at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, working as an environmental activist, or possibly being a crazy cat lady.”
Read the Complete Interview (1100 words)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.