Adopting Artificial Intelligence in Libraries

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Program Description

Event Details

Half-day live workshop & Three-week course

Time Commitment: 4 hours for workshop, then 1.5 hours per week

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has splashed into cultural awareness and usage, prompting librarians to question if and how to use AI in and for their libraries. This online course will focus on tangible ways to apply AI to your communication, programming, and workplace challenges. We will discuss the potential challenges regarding ethics and copyright, as well as the opportunities to engage new users and streamline your work. You’ll have a chance to get hands-on to play with commonly available tools and practice writing effective prompts. All live speaker presentations will be recorded and available on demand for six months.

This course includes one half-day (4 hours) of live, online presentations from an expert speaker, as well as three weeks of a guided asynchronous workshop with facilitated peer cohorts and assignments. In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned through prompted activities, share and crowdsource issues with peers, and get feedback from peers and your facilitator. The workshop will culminate in you creating a “train the trainer” presentation to share your new knowledge with your colleagues at your organization.

After you attend this course, you’ll be able to:
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities of using AI in your library
  • Understand the fundamentals of AI and how to use a few of the commonly available tools
  • Write effective prompts for generative AI use
  • Create innovative programming or lesson plans using AI and about AI
  • Analyze the ethical implications and safeguards for using AI
  • Integrate AI in daily work tasks as a personal assistant, getting you started or even serving as a coach for difficult interactions

Who should take this course 

This course is best suited for librarians who lead or assist with programs and services. This course will primarily be geared toward public libraries, but there will be crossover for K12 and academic librarians as well.
This course is for you if you want to learn about AI, the challenges and opportunities it presents for libraries, and how to use it to support your everyday work life. 


CALL Training Partner for this Event: Library Journal


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Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date.