AI and Libraries, for Skeptics

$250.00

Dates: October 7 - November 3

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course will introduce the dynamics of what Artificial Intelligence really is and the potential role that it might have in the contemporary library and society more broadly. Topics explored will include the ethics of AI, ChatGPT and other Large Language Models, vendor AI products, and potential future roles the Library will have in both augmenting and striving against AI. This class will explore these topics through a critical lens that is skeptical of the difference between what the promise of AI is compared to the reality of what it will bring. Through a highly interactive pedagogical approach learners will plunge head-first into what all the fuss is about and will be challenged to think through the question: What should the role of AI in the library actually be?

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course will introduce the dynamics of what Artificial Intelligence really is and the potential role that it might have in the contemporary library and society more broadly. Topics explored will include the ethics of AI, ChatGPT and other Large Language Models, vendor AI products, and potential future roles the Library will have in both augmenting and striving against AI. This class will explore these topics through a critical lens that is skeptical of the difference between what the promise of AI is compared to the reality of what it will bring. Through a highly interactive pedagogical approach learners will plunge head-first into what all the fuss is about and will be challenged to think through the question: What should the role of AI in the library actually be?

Tim Ribaric

Tim Ribaric (Librarian IV) received his MLIS from The University of Western Ontario in 2006 and MSC in Computer Science from Brock University in 2017. Presently he is completing his Ph.D. in Educational Studies. He has been working at the Brock University Library since 2006 and currently holds the role of Digital Scholarship Librarian. He has published and presented on many different topics including: labour issues, effectively utilizing technology in the library environment,  cracking cryptographic systems and computational analysis of text. All of his coding projects can be found on GitHub. His website and blog can be found at https://elibtronic.github.io/.

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