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Dan Russell: "The Future of Asking (and Answering) Questions: How Technology Changes the Way We Think"

Date: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Engineering and Physical Science Library, Math (Kirwan) Building

What is the future of search, online content, and reference questions? How can today’s information searchers help us envision the library of the future? Dr. Daniel Russell, library advocate, user, and Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality & User Happiness at Google, shared his thoughts on the future of libraries, online question asking, information search and retrieval. Russell’s work focuses on understanding how searchers think of online content, exploring how they search and what they consider search success and failure. He blogs at SearchReSearch, teaches search skills classes online at PowerSearchingWithGoogle.com, and teaches live search classes at libraries throughout California and the world. Russell has been affiliated for several years with the University of Maryland's Future of Information Alliance as its Future-ist in Residence.

Daniel Russell is Google's Űber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View.  He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence until he realized that amplifying human intelligence was his real passion.  His day job is understanding how people search for information, and the ways they come to learn about the world through Google.  His 20% job is teaching the world to search more effectively.  His MOOC, PowerSearchingWithGoogle.com, is currently hosting 3,000 learners / week in the course. At this rate, by the end of 2015, students taking the online course will have engaged in over 200 years of learning.  Dan enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day

Dan Russell

Dan Russell

The presentation is available on the UMD Libraries YouTube channel.

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