Journal club meetings

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, Thursday 7 September 2023 – Defining artificial intelligence for librarians

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, 7 September 2023, 11:00 – 11:45am

Hosted by Noeleen Murtagh, Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Article: Cox, A. M., & Mazumdar, S. (2022). Defining artificial intelligence for librarians. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

Noeleen’s questions for discussion:

  1. Does your organisation have an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy?
  2. The authors suggest 5 different types of use of AI in libraries, do you agree with these, or can you think of others?
  3. Do you see a role for your library with AI?
  4. Should librarians feel threatened by AI?
  5. Do you see an impact of AI on equality and diversity in the library profession?

To view a PDF of Noeleen’s presentation please click this link: Journal Club Presentation 07/09/2023

Below are some additional resources mentioned in the discussion:

What is artificial intelligence and how is it used? | News | European Parliament (

CILIP AI hub – CILIP: the library and information association

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