Artificial intelligence and the humanities

Selected recent publications about the implications of artificial intelligence for the humanities and librarianship:

Anna Mills and Lauren M. E. Goodlad, CRITICAL AI: Adapting College Writing for the Age of Large Language Models such as ChatGPT: Some Next Steps for Educators (Critical AI, January 17, 2023)

Authority of knowledge: historians on Wikipedia in higher education #LILAC23

Sheila Webber reports on presentations at LILAC23, the annual meeting organized by the Information Literacy Group of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), the Library and Information Association in the U.K.

Dr Delphine Doucet (University of Sunderland) "presented insights from her research exploring the relationship between history academics’ conceptions of knowledge and authority in their fields of research and their assessment of Wikipedia’s authority and credibility as a teaching resource."

Library Impact Research Report: A Toolkit for Demonstrating and Measuring Impact of Primary Sources in Teaching and Learning

"As part of ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework initiative, a team from the University of Pittsburgh Library System addressed how special collections support teaching, learning, and research. This project developed a toolkit that allows measurement of impact of engagement with primary sources."

Project Information Literacy, with Dr. Alison J. Head

From Circulating Ideas:

"Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Dr. Alison J. Head, founder and director of Project Information Literacy, about PIL’s early days, PIL’s unique place in the information literacy research field, the importance of student and information agency, and what’s next for the PIL group!"

New book: Paradoxes of Media and Information Literacy: The Crisis of Information

New book of interest:

Haider, J. and Sundin, O. (2022). Paradoxes of Media and Information Literacy: The Crisis of Information. Routledge.

"Paradoxes of Media and Information Literacy contributes to ongoing conversations about control of knowledge and different ways of knowing. It does so by analysing why media and information literacy (MIL) is proposed as a solution for addressing the current information crisis.

CJAL Special Issue: Special Issue on The place of teaching in academic librarians’ work

The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship (CJAL) is seeking  submissions for a special issue on the place of teaching in academic librarians' work. CJAL is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). The deadline for proposals is December 20, 2022.

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