Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Announcing "AI and Libraries II: More Applications, Implications, and Possibilities" on April 18th


Our second Library 2.0 mini-conference on AI: "AI and Libraries II: More Applications, Implications, and Possibilities," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, April 18th, 2024, from 12:00 - 2:30 pm US-Pacific Time. This is a continuation of the March 21st "AI and Libraries" event.

How has artificial intelligence impacted library services, resources, and work so far? How have libraries responded to these evolving technologies to better support their communities? It's been over a year since generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E have been introduced in public spaces and consciousness, but AI has been around long before these tools yet there are still lingering concerns, challenges, and considerations. Join us for this free virtual conference to learn how libraries and library workers are engaging with artificial intelligence tools in their libraries from research support to information literacy to technical services. The conversations held in the conference will address the practical implications of these tools in the profession.

Our special conference chair is again Dr. Raymond Pun, the Academic and Research Librarian at Alder Graduate School of Education, and the Immediate Past President of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and a Past President of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). Dr. Pun will be joined by Helen Wong Smith and Thomas Padilla to talk about "AI and Archives" for the opening keynote, and Reed Hepler will give the closing keynote on "The Three Cs of AI-Generated Content: Copyright, Citation, and Circumspection." See below for more details!

We look forward to gathering online with you for this event!

SPECIAL NOTE: Anyone who registered for the first "AI and Libraries," held on March 21st, does not necessarily need to register for "Part II," as we will send all original registrants regular updates and attending links.



This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join the Library 2.0 community to be kept updated on this and future events. 

Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Participants are encouraged to use #library20 and #aiandlibraries on their social media posts about the event.


OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL - "AI and Archives" (30 minutes):

Ray Pun, Ed.D., MLS
ALA Presidential Candidate 2025-2026 Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education Immediate Past President, Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Past President, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Dr. Ray Pun (he/him) is the academic and research librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education, a teacher residency program in California, where he supports all library services from scholarly communication to acquisition by engaging with graduate students and teacher educators. Previously, Pun worked and taught at Stanford University, Fresno State, New York University Shanghai, and the New York Public Library in various roles. Pun is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and Library Freedom Project (LFP) and is the Past President of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). In addition, Pun is an ALA Presidential candidate for 2025-2026.


Helen Wong Smith
President, The Society of American Archivists (SAA) | Archivist for University Records, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Helen Wong Smith is the 78th President of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Currently the Archivist for University Records at the University of Hawai’i (UH) at Mānoa. With over 35 years of experience in library and archival collections in Hawai’i she has held numerous positions, including Hawaiian Collection Librarian at UH Hilo, lead archivist for the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and NPS’ Pacific Island Network, and Librarian/Archivist for the State Historic Preservation Division. In addition to her work with SAA, she has also been elected president of the Hawaiian Library Association, Hawaiian Historical Society, and twice of the Association of Hawai’i Archivists. Wong Smith was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 2016.


Thomas Padilla
Deputy Director, Archiving and Data Services, The Internet Archive

Thomas Padilla is Deputy Director, Archiving and Data Services at the Internet Archive. Thomas has deep experience developing, consulting, publishing, presenting, and teaching on responsible computational use of cultural heritage collections, digital strategy, data literacy, digital scholarship, and data curation. Thomas is Advisory Board Member, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media; National Advisory Board Member, Opioid Industry Documents Archive; and Advisory Board Member, The Sloane Lab: Looking back to build future shared collections.


ACCEPTED SESSIONS (held concurrently during 3 x 30-minute time slots):

  • AI and Information Literacy: How the Overuse of Chatbots Suppress the Information Literacy Development of College Students: Kelsey Gallagher, Assistant Director of Libraries, UCNJ Union College of Union County, NJ (Link to proposal)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Scholarly Literature Searching: Magic Bullet Or Missing the Mark?? Session Proposal: Peter Webster. Information Technology Services Librarian, Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada (Link to proposal)
  • Artificial Intelligence Teamwork for Agricultural Information Service Delivery in a Changing World: a Paradigm Shift: Dr. Taiwo Bosede Ajayi, Lagos State University of Science and Technology Library, Lagos (Link to proposal)
  • Automating the Brainstorm with ChatGPT: Olivia Peltier, Instruction Librarian, Edith Garland Dupre Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Link to proposal)
  • Developing a ChatGPT Workshop: An Academic Librarian’s Response to Evolving AI Technologies: Janice Kung, Librarian, University of Alberta (Link to proposal)
  • From Information Sessions to Integration: A Rural Library's Journey with GenAI: Sean Jensen, Library Clerk, Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library Hayward (Link to proposal)
  • Generative AI and Open Educational Resources: Opportunities and Pitfalls: D’Arcy Hutchings, Instructional Design and Open Education Librarian, University of Alaska Anchorage (Link to proposal)
  • Knowing and Growing: Leveraging AI: Creating Dynamic Teaching for the Future: Dr. Sean Cordes, Western Illinois University Libraries (Link to proposal)
  • Planning a Credit-Bearing Course on AI and Information Literacy: Alyssa Russo, Learning Services Librarian, University of New Mexico | David A. Hurley (Link to proposal)
  • Preparing Patrons to Use Generative AI Tools in the Workplace: Reed Hepler, Digital Initiatives Librarian and Archivist, College of Southern Idaho (Link to proposal)
  • State Libraries, Artificial Intelligence, and the Workforce: SLAAIT: Don Means (Link to proposal)
  • Using AI robots with Neurodivergent Youth for a library based Robot Mediated Behavior Intervention program: Cheryl Eberly, Principal Librarian – Young Adult/Volunteer Services, Santa Ana Public Library | Larry Singer, PsyD (Link to proposal)


CLOSING KEYNOTE: "Three Cs of AI-Generated Content" (30 minutes):

Reed C. Hepler
Digital Initiatives Librarian and Archivist, College of Southern Idaho

Reed Hepler is the Digital Initiatives Librarian for the College of Southern Idaho and an M.Ed. student at Idaho State University in the Instructional Design and Technology program. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with emphases in Archives Management and Digital Curation, from Indiana University. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History with minors in Anthropology and Religious Studies as well as a Museum Certificate. He has worked at nonprofits, corporations, and educational institutions encouraging information literacy and effective education. Combining all of these degrees and experiences, Reed strives to promote ethical librarianship and educational initiatives.


This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join the Library 2.0 community to be kept updated on this and future events. 


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