Inside Higher Ed: AI as Next Chapter for Libraries


The conversation about AI needs to happen outside the library’s walls and in classrooms, according to Lankes. “We need to get used to it, regulate it and understand it, but it’s an exciting time for the people who want to take it on.”

David R. Lankes is the Virginia and Charles Bowden Professor of Librarianship at the University of Texas at Austin. The Inside Higher Ed article draws heavily on his expertise in discussing the role that libraries and information professionals have in supporting appropriate use of artificial intelligence and tools such as ChatGPT.

Included in the article is this useful LibGuide created by library staff at Northwestern University on the use of AI tools in faculty research.