Engaging with Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries
16 June 2021, 14:00 – 15:00
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 will examine North American academic librarian perceptions of AI, as well as the current state of AI strategic preparedness from research universities. The presenters will also discuss a series of workshops that they created to educate academic library users on artificial intelligence.
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 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.