October 16, 2021

Two McGill University Librarians Discuss “Engaging with Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries” at RLUK Digital Shift Forum Presentation

The RLUK Digital Shift Forum video embedded below was recorded on June 16, 2021.

Program Title

Engaging with Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries

Description

As artificial intelligence becomes a popular topic in the news and popular culture, Research Libraries are experiencing an increase in available technology using AI. As the AI environment grows, it will become more and more important for librarians to familiarize themselves with these applications, their benefits, challenges, and implications. This presentation examines North American academic librarian perceptions of AI, as well as the current state of AI strategic preparedness from research universities. The presenters discuss a series of workshops that they created to educate academic library users on artificial intelligence.

Presenters

Amanda Wheatley, Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship, McGill University

Amanda Wheatley is the Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship at McGill University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her research interests include experiential learning, emerging technologies, and the intersection of artificial intelligence with information seeking behaviours.

Sandy Hervieux, Virtual Reference Coordinator and Liaison Librarian for Political Science, Philosophy, and the School of Religious Studies, McGill University

Sandy Hervieux is the Virtual Reference Coordinator and the Liaison Librarian for Political Science, Philosophy, and the School of Religious Studies at McGill University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her research interests include reference services, information literacy, and the impact of artificial intelligence on user services

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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