Pirjo Kangas, the author of the site AI for librarians, was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Maryland between September 2019 and December 2019. During the Fulbright, Pirjo worked with a professional project investigating artificial intelligence (AI) use cases in libraries.

Among the main questions behind the project were:

  1. How can libraries use AI (especially machine learning)?
  2. What should librarians know about AI, if anything?
  3. Should the libraries have a role in raising general awareness about AI and what could that role be?

I am also working with collecting learning materials for librarians about AI on this website. The site presents some concrete AI use cases in libraries. There is also an AI for librarians Zotero group for further reading about the topic.

Please contact me via LinkedIn or Twitter. I am also writing a blog (in Finnish) about my stay in the US. Read more about the Fulbright Finland Mid-Career Professional Program from Finland to U.S. here or learn about Fulbright Finland´s grant programs to Finland here.

Talks Pirjo Kangas gave in the US:

November 21, 2019: Rhode Island, RI+AI Meetup, University of Rhode Island
December 3, 2019: College Park, Maryland, STEM Library´s STEAM Salon
December 5, 2019: New York, Metropolitan Library Council
December 6, 2019: Washington DC, George Washington University