Generative AI & the evolution of academic librarianship

Join us for a webinar on the evolution of academic librarianship and generative artificial intelligence. Learn how AI is changing the way we learn and research.

  • 75 minutes
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 13 February 2024

    • Online
    • 13:00 – 14:15


This past year has seen lots of buzz about artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI. And with large corporations launching affordable APIs as well as developing software to access trained large language models, there has been widespread adoption and use of AI across industries including academia. This webinar explores AI and academic libraries: how such large language models might impact academic libraries in internal workflows, patron services, access to collections, information literacy training, and ethical practices; how it might impact society and what academic libraries can do to respond; and how academic libraries can best use this new availability of generative AI.

At the end of this Webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain what generative artificial intelligence is including challenges and opportunities
  • Understand what libraries are doing to educate about or create programming around artificial intelligence
  • Understand how artificial intelligence might impact libraries, for example, with new workflows, or by integrating with tools libraries already use

Our speakers for this event are:

  • Andrew Cox - Senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests include the application of AI in libraries, research data management and services to support wellbeing. He is convenor of the IFLA Special Interest Group on AI and chair of the ASIS&T AI SIG.
  • Jay Milroy - Vice President, Product and Operations at PressReader where he is responsible for Devising, planning, organizing and executing product strategy and delivery in-line with business strategy.

Who should attend

  • Sector members


Please contact events@jisc.ac.uk for further information.