Applications and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries [video replay]

This webinar replay discusses current applications and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in academic libraries. AI has been gaining increasing popularity in scholarly works and across major conferences.

McGill University Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship, Amanda Wheatley, examines the current state of AI initiatives in academic libraries in the US and Canada, as well preliminary survey findings of librarians perceptions of AI.

University of Guelph Librarian Emeritus, Michael Ridley, provides an overview of “explainable AI” or XAI, and a discussion of specific ways in which it relates to the mission of the academic library and to its services.

This webinar is provided by the ACRL University Libraries Section Technology in University Libraries Committee. For more information, contact the session moderator, Afra Bolefski at

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