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IDEA Institute on AI seeks applications for professional development program

22 Nov 2021 20:59 | iSchools News (Administrator)

The IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence is calling for applications to the first in a series of one-week professional development programs for library and information professionals.

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this initial program will consist of a week of intensive learning and practical experience in AI applications in library and information environments, to be held at The University of Texas at Austin. The event is slated for July 10-15, 2022.

Library and information professionals holding full-time positions in US institutions are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1, 2022; see application link on website. According to the call, the Institute seeks 15 IMLS-funded Fellows. IMLS-funded Fellows will have their Institute expenses covered (housing, meals and program fee) and will only be responsible for the cost of their transportation. 

IDEA stands for Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access. From the websiteIDEA Institute on AI is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of the program in order to deepen the knowledge and skills of library and information professionals in using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance information access, discovery and services for users, independent of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and other dimensions of potential inequity.

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