AI, libraries, and the changing face of information literacy

AI, libraries, and the changing face of information literacy

Join us for a lunchtime panel discussion about Artificial Intelligence, media and information literacy and the multiple implications for libraries of all stripes. Panelists will cover definitions, applications and existing AI tools, the issue of authorship and copyright. They will also discuss consumer-facing AI tools such as ChatGPT, DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion, etc., what these might mean for the information ecosystem and what roles libraries might take, from media literacy in schools to scholarly publishing and fundamental ethics and integrity. 

Our three panelists are Jing Su, Fiona Bradley and Kay Oddone. 

Jing Su is a doctoral student at the News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC), University of Canberra. She works as a Research Associate at the N&MRC and as a Higher Degree by Research Trainee at the Faculty of Arts & Design. Her research interests are family digital technologies use, Human-IoT interactions and everyday algorithms. 

Fiona Bradley is Director, Research and Infrastructure (Library) at UNSW Sydney and has previously held management roles at Research Libraries UK, and IFLA. Fiona is a member of the IFLA AI SIG, IFLA FAIFE, and several committees on open access. She is pursuing a part-time PhD at UWA that focuses on freedom of information, privacy, and surveillance and has published on implications of AI for libraries including ethical considerations. 

Dr Kay Oddone is a Lecturer and the Course Director of the Master of Education: Teacher Librarianship. She has 25 years of experience in education and libraries. Her research explores networked and connected learning, digital and critical literacies and teacher librarianship. 

The session will be recorded and available on the ALIA Youtube page afterwards. 


Register via Zoom here

This event is held in conjunction with the Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA) and National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA)



Tuesday, 21 February 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AEDT
1.00 CPD Hours