PDA Series: ChatGPT in Action: Real-World Applications for Librarians
June 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
About this webinar:
ChatGPT, an AI-powered large language model (LLM), offers a powerful tool that can help improve library services and enhance the user experience. In this webinar, we will highlight real-world examples of how librarians can use ChatGPT to provide effective reference services, answer common questions, and assist patrons with research. We will also discuss best practices for implementing ChatGPT in your library, including strategies for training and integrating the technology into your library workflows.
During the session, you will:
- Gain an understanding of AI and see how it is becoming a “machine trait”.
- Explore the capabilities of ChatGPT and learn first-hand how it can be used for generating human-like text for chatbots, content creation, searching for information, and other purposes.
- Brainstorm ways in which ChatGPT technology can be utilized to enhance learning.
Presented by: Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and founder of the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship helping archive personal papers and other items in the Leonard Bernstein Collection. During his Library and Information Science graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Florida public libraries. Much of Chad's recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies; he has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on technologies impacting society. In 2016, Chad was awarded the League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology.
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This event is brought to you by the
This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.