Friday, March 24, 2023

Library 2.0's ChatGPT Bootcamp for Libraries and Librarians: Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT in Library Services

Library 2.0's ChatGPT Bootcamp for Libraries and Librarians:
Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT in Library Services, with Steve Hargadon

3 x 1-hour live online sessions with non-expiring access to recordings


Discover the transformative potential of ChatGPT for the modern library and library professional in this three-session bootcamp. As artificial intelligence reshapes the information landscape, librarians have an unprecedented opportunity to leverage these advanced tools to enhance their services, support their communities, drive innovation, and magnify their own learning. Join us as we dive into the world of ChatGPT, exploring its capabilities and applications, while ensuring ethical and responsible use.

"[This is] the most important advance in technology since the graphical user interface.... The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it."
- Bill Gates, "The Age of AI has begun" 

This webinar series is designed to equip librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate ChatGPT into their personal and professional learning, coach patrons and students in its usage, and incorporate the technology into library services and programs. The three one-hour sessions will cover a range of topics, from research assistance and digital literacy to collection development and library programming, and will include Q&A time which may go beyond the hour.

Don't miss this chance to stay ahead of the curve and transform your library into a cutting-edge hub for learning and discovery. All sessions can be attended live, will be recorded, and will be available to participants with non-expiring access.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2:00 - 3:00 PM US-EASTERN TIME: "ChatGPT for Personal and Professional Learning"

This session will help librarians understand the potential of ChatGPT as a powerful tool for personal and professional growth.

  • Introduction to ChatGPT: Provide an overview of ChatGPT, its capabilities, and its potential applications
  • ChatGPT as a research assistant: Explore how librarians can utilize ChatGPT to locate resources, generate literature reviews, and stay updated on emerging trends in library and information science.
  • Enhancing professional development: Discover ways ChatGPT can support librarians in acquiring new skills, identifying relevant conferences and webinars, and networking with colleagues in the field.
  • Personalized learning with ChatGPT: Discuss strategies for leveraging ChatGPT to design personalized learning plans, set professional goals, and track progress over time.
  • Expanding subject matter expertise: Learn how ChatGPT can help librarians deepen their knowledge of specific subject areas, better serve diverse patron populations, and remain current on interdisciplinary research.
  • ChatGPT for time management and productivity: Investigate how ChatGPT can assist with daily tasks such as scheduling, email management, and project planning, ultimately increasing productivity and efficiency.
  • Navigating the ethical landscape: Examine the ethical considerations of using ChatGPT for personal and professional learning, including data privacy, AI biases, and responsible usage.
  • Building a culture of innovation: Explore how librarians can utilize ChatGPT to inspire creativity, foster a culture of experimentation, and drive continuous improvement within their organizations.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2:00 - 3:00 PM US-EASTERN TIME: "Coaching Library Patrons and Students to Use ChatGPT"

This session will help empower librarians to effectively introduce ChatGPT to their communities and help patrons and students unlock its potential in various aspects of their lives.

  • Introducing ChatGPT to library patrons and students and helping them to understand the basics of this AI tool.
  • Building digital literacy skills: Discuss strategies for teaching patrons and students about AI concepts, responsible usage of AI tools, and identifying potential limitations and biases in ChatGPT-generated content.
  • Hands-on learning activities: Explore engaging activities and workshops that can be organized within the library to familiarize patrons and students with ChatGPT, encouraging them to learn through experimentation.
  • ChatGPT for academic support: Demonstrate how students can use ChatGPT to assist with research, essay writing, brainstorming, and citation management, while also emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and originality.
  • ChatGPT for career development: Show patrons and students how ChatGPT can help with résumé building, cover letter writing, interview preparation, and career exploration.
  • Customizing ChatGPT experiences: Teach patrons and students how to tailor ChatGPT interactions to their specific needs, preferences, and learning styles, maximizing its utility and effectiveness.
  • Privacy and ethical considerations: Educate patrons and students about the importance of data privacy, addressing concerns related to AI-generated content, and fostering a responsible approach to using ChatGPT.
  • Evaluating and troubleshooting: Equip patrons and students with the skills to assess the quality and relevance of ChatGPT-generated content, and provide guidance on troubleshooting common issues or concerns.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2:00 - 3:00 PM US-EASTERN TIME: "Integrating ChatGPT into Library Services and Programs"

This session will help can provide librarians with actionable insights on how to integrate ChatGPT into their libraries and improve the overall library experience for patrons and staff.

  • Enhancing reference services with ChatGPT: Explore how ChatGPT can support librarians in answering patron questions, streamlining research processes, and efficiently locating relevant resources.
  • Supporting digital literacy: Discuss the role of ChatGPT in teaching patrons and students about artificial intelligence, responsible usage of AI tools, and understanding their limitations.
  • ChatGPT for collection development and management: Learn how ChatGPT can assist librarians in tasks like analyzing user data, identifying trends in library usage, and making informed decisions about acquisitions and weeding.
  • ChatGPT for library programming and events: Explore creative ideas for incorporating ChatGPT into library programming, such as book clubs, writing workshops, and coding classes.
  • Virtual reference and ChatGPT: Investigate the potential for integrating ChatGPT into virtual reference services, providing online assistance to patrons, and increasing accessibility to library resources.
  • Addressing ethical considerations: Discuss the ethical implications of using ChatGPT in a library context, including privacy concerns, potential biases, and the importance of transparency.
  • ChatGPT was actively used as part of the brainstorming and creation process of this bootcamp, and we'll show you exactly how!


  • $149/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and receiving a participation certificate. To arrange group discounts (see below), to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email
  • Please note that this bootcamp is not a part of the Service, Safety, and Security series, and is therefore not included in the all-access program for Dr. Albrecht's webinars.


Click HERE to register and to pay. You can pay by credit card, and will receive an email within a day with information on how to attend the webinar live and then your permanent access to the webinar recording. If you are paying for someone else to attend, you'll be prompted to send an email to with the name and email address of the actual attendee.

If you have any trouble registering for a webinar, if you need to be invoiced or pay by check, or if you have any questions, please email admin@library20.comNOTE: please check your spam folder if you don't receive your confirmation email right away.

SPECIAL GROUP RATES (email to arrange):

  • Multiple individual log-ins and access from the same organization paid together: $129 each for 3+ registrations, $99 each for 5+ registrations. Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
  • Large-scale institutional access for viewing with individual login capability: $599 (hosted either at Library 2.0 or in Niche Academy). Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.

Steve Hargadon has owned and run Library 2.0 since 2010, growing it to 48,000 members and providing free mini-conferences and webinars for the library community.

Steve is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education and Reinventing School interview series, and the founder and chair (or co-chair) of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the Global Education Conference and the Library 2.0 series of mini-conferences and webinars. He has run over 100 large-scale events, online and in person.

Steve's work has been around the democratization of learning and professional development. He supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education-related networks, particularly for professional development, and he pioneered the use of live, virtual, and peer-to-peer education conferences. He popularized the idea of "unconferences" for educators, and for over a decade, he ran a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education (previously EduBloggerCon).

Steve himself built one of the first modern social networks for teachers in 2007 (Classroom 2.0), developed the "conditions of learning" exercise for local educational conversation and change, and inherited and grew the Library 2.0 online community. He may or may not have invented an early version of the Chromebook which he demo'd to Google. He blogs, speaks, and consults on education, educational technology, and education reform, and his virtual and physical events and online communities have over 150,000 members.

His professional website is

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