Generative AI Tools for Creating and Editing Multimedia

In this session, we’ll take a tour of multimedia AI tools and the technology behind them. You’ll learn how images, audio, and video can be created from simple text input and see several demonstrations of the many tools available to engage with this technology. We’ll talk about the ethical issues surrounding this technology and the dangers of “deep fakes.” We’ll discuss how you can safely use these tools for educational purposes and library services.

After participating in this session, you will:

  • Understand a few basics about the technology behind generative AI tools for multimedia
  • Have a working knowledge of some of the most popular and effective tools currently available
  • Understand the ethical issues around this technology, including copyright and deep fakes
  • Gain several ideas for using these tools for educational and library purposes
Registration for this event is included in the Crash Course: Understanding and Using AI Tools in Library Programs and Services.

    Demonstrations will include the use of both free and paid versions of these tools. You can do everything we talk about with free tools, but it’s recommended that you experiment with some of the paid tools in order to expand your knowledge of the possibilities. Pricing information will be provided.

    Nicole Hennig is an expert in user experience and emerging technologies. She is currently an e-learning developer at the University of Arizona Libraries. Previously, she worked for the MIT Libraries as head of the user experience department. In her 14 years of experience at MIT, she won awards for innovation and worked to keep academics up to date with the best mobile technologies. Now she has her own business helping librarians stay current with new technologies. She is the author of several books, including Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies, and Apps for Librarians. Like most librarians, she is passionate about access to information for all. You can sign up for her newsletter and learn more on her website.

    This event will be hosted in Zoom. Automatic captions will be enabled for this event. This event will be recorded, and registrants will receive access to the recording within a day after the event ends.

    If you have questions or requests regarding accessibility, contact us at or at 312-280-5100.