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 "Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Libraries: Training for Innovation" Webinar

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Webinar Objectives

  • introduce AI in libraries
  • describe the IDEA Institute on AI and its contribution to providing professional,
  • innovative training in AI to library and other information professionals
  • understand challenges and opportunities in implementing AI in libraries based on real-world experiences of the first cohort of Institute Fellows
  • consider equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility issues, and ethical questions, in AI implementation.

Webinar​ Speaker​s

Prof. Dr. Dania Bilal 

  • Professor, School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. 
  • Researcher, scholar and educator in Human Information Behavior, Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience and Design (UXD), Human–AI Interaction, and Information Science Theory.
  • Research focus is on user information interaction and behavior (children, teenagers and adults) with information systems, products and interfaces; and on user-centered design for better user engagement and experiences.  
  • Principal Investigator and co-developer, IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence.

Clara M. Chu 
  • Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Expert in developing appropriate and strategic solutions to deliver equitable and relevant library services in culturally diverse and dynamic libraries.
  • Studies the information needs of culturally diverse communities in a globalized and technological society.
  • Co-developer, IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence.

Target Audience

  • Staff in any type of library and information center or information environment.
  • Library and information science students, educators and researchers.