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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.