An initial interpretation of the U.S. Department of Education's AI report: Implications and recommendations for academic libraries

Leo S. Lo

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This article provides an analysis of the U.S. Department of Education's report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications for academic libraries. It delves into the report's key points, including the importance of AI literacy, the need for educator involvement in AI design and implementation, and the necessity of preparing for AIrelated issues. The author discusses how these points impact academic libraries and offers actionable recommendations for library leaders. It emphasizes the need for libraries to promote AI literacy, involve librarians in AI implementation, develop guidelines for AI use, prepare for AI issues, and collaborate with other stakeholders. The article concludes with a call to action for academic libraries to take a proactive approach to AI, ensuring its effective, ethical, and responsible use in library services and operations. This analysis serves as a roadmap for academic libraries navigating the evolving landscape of AI in education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102761
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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