The programme of our “Hot Topics” session at IFLA WLIC in Rotterdam …

  • “From Gutenberg to ChatGPT: Will AI change the mission of academic and research libraries”?
  • Tuesday, August 22 at 10:15am-11:15am

… is now ready.

Here below is a message from our team member Lorraine Haricombe, who coordinated the project:

“On behalf of the Hot Topics team, I am delighted to share ARL’s open program at the WLIC in Rotterdam.  This year’s Hot Topic on Artificial Intelligence has generated much interest and we have received many proposals from around the globe.  The Hot Topics session is scheduled for 60 minutes and will have two parts:  three ignite talks (8 minutes each) and round table discussions where the audience can learn and share more about their experiences with AI in their own libraries, campuses or countries. 

Date: Tuesday, August 22 at 10:15am-11:15am
Venue: Dock 1
Session: #105

The 2023 Hot Topics presenters are:
Cecilia Adewumi and Adetoun Oyelude (Nigeria)
“Anfang – Bot – Schluß” : Visualizing Future Academic and Research Libraries

Mimi Calter (USA)
Large Language Models: Immediate Challenges, Long-term Opportunities

Satveer Nehra and Sadanand Bansode (India)
Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT in Academic and Research Libraries: Challenges and Opportunity

Note: Satveer Nehra is one of ARL’s 2023 travel grant award winners and Mimi Calter was elected to the ARL-SC recently.  Congratulations to both!

Please join me in thanking the Hot Topics review team, Siviwe Bangani and Karen Downing for doing excellent work in selecting the finalists. My colleagues on the HT planning team includes: Siviwe Bangani, Mimi Calter, Karen Downing, Lily Ko and Shaharima Parvin. Gulcin Cribb (ARL chair) served as consultant.

Lorraine Haricombe”

You may also read a reference to this session within the newsletter of our friends from IFLA IT Section.