Generative Discussions on Generative AI: Preparing Librarians to Teach about Artificial Intelligence


AI is the latest issue in higher education that librarians are finding themselves needing to address in the classroom. With the capabilities of AI changing daily, it has been difficult for librarians to keep abreast of the latest developments. Additionally, AI is an overwhelming concept for many librarians to grasp. The Teaching and Learning Services unit at the University of Maryland created instructional resources and a community of support for UMD librarians to teach and learn about AI. These included an LMS module, a structured workshop series, and a collaborative repository to share lesson plans.