Core Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Libraries Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a forum for researching potential applications of Machine and Deep Learning in library science, including discussions, publications, and outreach to the wider Library community. Its goal is to educate librarians on uses of the complex techniques of machine learning and to provide a space for critically thinking both about new applications, and about the ethical and social impact of these technologies , as the field rapidly expands in the coming decade.

This group is part of Core's Technology Section.

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  • 1.  Opportunities for AI within Core

    Posted May 18, 2023 09:02 AM

    Hello, AI Interest Group Members,
    If you are knowledgeable about Artificial Intelligence or have a deep interest or expertise in its relevance or impact to the library field, we have a few opportunities for you:

    Become a Core Webinar Presenter
    We're looking for a broad range of topics on AI and are looking for instructors/presenters to share their expertise.
    Please reach out to me with your ideas on AI-related topics and the Core Technology Leadership team can mentor you in submitting your webinar proposal with Core. If you're interested or have questions, please contact me at

    Become a Reviewer for a Potential AI Issue for ITAL Journal
    Core's Information Technology and Library  (ITAL) Journal is looking for peer reviewers for a potential upcoming issue focused on AI. If you're interested, please reach out to Ken Varnum at 

    Thank you,
    Core Technology Section Leadership Team

    Berika Williams
    Research and Instruction Librarian
    Tufts University

  • 2.  RE: Opportunities for AI within Core

    Posted May 24, 2023 04:31 PM

    Hi Berika,

    I am on the Editorial Board of ITAL and this came up today. I told Ken Varnum that I was interested in being a reviewer and I'm also possibly interested in doing a webinar.

    My company has been very actively following the AI space and are offering workshops to help library staff catch up!  And we hope to get involved in ensuring they stay well-informed about what is going on in AI. I see this knowledge as critical to anyone working with the public.  Also, technical staff will need to begin harnessing AI to help everyone do their work. It's a game changer obviously!

    We are currently looking into how to us AI to expand/improve Readers Advisory services.

    We are also VERY interested in talking about what AI can do with Discovery Layers. I think there is a huge untapped potential there.

    If anyone is interested in working with us, please reach out. We have created a platform where people who have taken our workshops can play around with AI apps and experiment with prompts. We are continually extending the possibilities of what we can do on our platform so that our students can play around with the ideas we are presenting.

    Here's the platform:

    Lori Ayre
    Principal Consultant
    Galecia Group - LibraryCall