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Sandy Hervieux

Sandy Hervieux

Liaison Librarian for Political Science, Religious Studies, and Philosophy, McGill University
Sandy Hervieux is the Liaison Librarian for Political Science, Religious Studies, and Philosophy at McGill University. Her research interests include reference services, information literacy, and upskilling in libraries. Sandy’s research in artificial intelligence will look at librarian perceptions of voice-assistant technology and its impact on reference services.

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We all know that automated personal assistants can find you the closest gas station or sushi spot. But can that same technology be programmed to find the best ten articles for a student’s assignment? The capability is unclear, as is the advisability of the task. But what is clear is that voice-driven technology as well as arbitrary algorithms are changing the ways in which users may be driving or directed in their information tasks. Taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and similar tools have been used for decades in delivering effective online search. But now, with Alexa and Siri potentially being in the room, shouldn’t libraries and vendors be talking about what’s operating under the hood?

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