These days, it seems that generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools are everywhere, all at once. Much has already been said about ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, but what does it mean for the future of librarianship and information ethics?
A panel of experts will help us grapple with these questions:
Karim Boughida is the Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University Libraries. He is a recognized leader in AI, data, and libraries. He pioneered efforts such as establishing the world's inaugural AI lab within a library.
Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. He is a nationally recognized library technology consultant and the author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2015) and the coauthor of Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services (2020). Nick is a past column editor for Public Library Magazine’s “The Wired Library," and his work on the intersection of libraries and technology has been featured in publications including Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, and Marketing Library Services. Tanzi publishes at the-digital-librarian.com.
Amanda Wheatley is the Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship Librarian at McGill University. She also serves as an expert for artificial intelligence and gamification in the library’s Digital Scholarship Hub. Amanda’s research is focused on the intersection of AI technologies with information seeking behaviors. She is the coauthor of The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries.
Seth Allen is the Director of the Library, Archives, and Writing Center at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. Seth is passionate about the intersection of emerging technologies, pedagogy, and libraries.