From Dall-E to ChatGPT: Navigating AI in Academic Libraries

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    Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific

    Webinar Description 

    Lately, it seems like everywhere you turn, people are debating and discussing ChatGPT and the rise of a new class of AI tools. And these conversations can range from intensely enthusiastic to deeply concerned as we all grapple with what is next with AI. Amid this unfamiliar landscape, where do libraries fit? In this interactive webinar, examine some of the challenges and implications of the new cohort of AI tools in libraries, including the social, cultural, and ethical implications these tools pose. 

    We will consider how librarians can utilize their skills and expertise in things like information literacy to navigate and respond to the challenges and questions posed by AI. And we will explore ways that we can empower our patrons and communities to ask questions and more critically engage with AI in their studies, work, and daily lives. We will also examine different examples and will engage in discussion and brainstorming as we explore this new landscape in AI together. 

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify and examine recent trends in AI and the implications these trends have for academic libraries. 
    • Unpack and discuss different challenges posed by AI, including social, cultural, and ethical issues. 
    • Develop strategies for ways in which academic librarians can respond to and navigate AI. 


    Sarah Morris is a librarian, educator, and curriculum designer whose research and work focuses on critical information, digital, and media literacy, misinformation, civic engagement, student success, and library and information science education. Sarah has been a librarian for ten years and received her MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She held positions at Loyola University Chicago and the University of Texas and served as the Head of Instruction and Engagement at the Emory University Libraries. In addition to her work in libraries, Sarah has worked on curriculum projects with partners that include the Mozilla Foundation and the Carter Center. She currently works as a Research Coordinator and Instructional Strategist on an NSF-grant project on science communication and misinformation, managed by media nonprofit Hacks/Hackers and the University of Washington.


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