Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Library West - George A. Smathers Libraries
1545 W. University Ave
Room 250
Gainesville, FL 32603

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A Non-Techie’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence in the Library - Gainesville (03/06/24)

We’re told the age of AI is upon us, but what does that mean for our libraries? We’llexplore how artificial intelligence has begun to impact libraries, identify whatdevelopments lie ahead, and discuss what we’ll need to do as individuals andorganizations in order to prepare, in this (mostly) jargon-free workshop!

Learning Outcomes: attendees will:

  • Understand the basic terminology of artificial intelligence.
  • Identify AI’s current and future impact on libraries.
  • Discover the legal, ethical, and policy concerns AI poses to libraries.
  • Learn to build an AI working group at their library.
  • Plan for the program and service implications of AI.

Important Notes:

  • Registration will close 2/21/2024.
  • We will send registrants parking information a week prior to the workshop.

Trainer: Nick Tanzi

Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. He is aninternationally recognized library technology consultant and the author of the booksMaking the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2016) and thecoauthor of the Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, andServices (2020), as well as a past column editor for Public Library Magazine’s “TheWired Library.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 

For FY2023-24, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $694,693. 42% of the total costs ($294,693) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.