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Artificial Intelligence in Libraries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the emerging trends and applications of computing in libraries. It involves programming computers to do things, which if done by humans, would be said to require intelligence. The ultimate promise of artificial intelligence in libraries is to develop computer systems or machines that think, behave, and in fact rival human intelligence, and this clearly has major implications on librarianship. The application of artificial intelligence in the library has become pervasive.

How Can AI Be Used in Libraries?

As artificial intelligence continues to grow by leaps and bounds, how is AI technology manifesting itself in our public, academic, and school libraries?

23 Open Source AI Libraries for 2023

AI may be the top field to get into in 2023. Here are 23 open source libraries to get you started

The Top 16 AI Frameworks and Libraries: A Beginner's Guide

Artificial Intelligence has become essential for software development in today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape. It enables applications to perform tasks that were once considered the exclusive domain of humans, such as understanding and generating human language, recognizing patterns in data, and making intelligent decisions. From chatbots and recommendation systems to image recognition and natural language processing, AI is transforming how we build software.As a junior data practitioner with a solid technical foundation, you might wonder how to harness AI’s power effectively.

The Library of the Future: AI in Public Libraries

The current state of public libraries is a reflection of the changing times and the challenges they face. In 2021, libraries of all types stepped up to meet the needs of their communities as they responded to the impacts of a second year of the global pandemic. This was a testament to their resilience and adaptability, demonstrating their crucial role in society. 

White Fragility

White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.

Allies and Microaggressions

When you see microaggressions occurring against colleagues, how should you respond? Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers guidance. 

Racial Realism or Foolish Optimism: An African American Muslim Woman in the Field

This essay discusses a number of identity issues related to what people of color experience in American society, with a particular focus on Derrick Bell's concept of racial realism. Although this concept could be considered very pessimistic, the paper discusses how it really permits people of color the freedom to work from a platform of self-empowerment.

African American Male Library Administrators in Public and Academic Libraries

This study is designed to investigate the status of African American male library administrators who occupy administrative positions in academic and public libraries. African American male library administrators have distinctive demographic characteristics, educational backgrounds, professional characteristics, career patterns, and perceptions. A total of sixty-five African American male administrators were identified and mailed questionnaires. Race was identified in previous studies as a perceived barrier to professional advancement.



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