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Information Literacy

This community is founded and managed by Fenway Libraries Organization (FLO). Professionals involved Library and Information Science outside of FLO are welcome and encouraged to join. Our focus is on academic libraries in the Boston-area.  This community of interest will focus on Information Literacy including topics such as reference and instruction services, working with faculty, user instruction, and more.

2024 Event

2024 FLO Information Literacy & AI Workshop 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | May 3, 2024

This free, half-day workshop and networking event, centered around the topic of AI large learning modules in information literacy instruction will consist of a keynote, interactive workshop, and discussion led by Jessica Condlin of Lesley University and lightning talk presentations from 9:30AM-12:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided. All library staff from FLO and HELM libraries are welcome to attend.

KEYNOTE AND WORKSHOP: "Empowering Higher Education; Harnessing Generative AI, Addressing Bias, and Promoting Information Literacy." In the ever-evolving landscape of emerging technologies, the intersection of generative AI, bias awareness, and information literacy presents both opportunities and challenges, particularly in higher education. This presentation delves into the complexities of these topics and explores their implications for academia. As these technologies continue to evolve, information literacy is of paramount importance. This presentation aims to provide knowledge about the inner workings of generative AI and Large Language Models to bridge the understanding algorithmic bias within emerging technologies.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Jessica Condlin earned her MLIS from Simmons University. She has worked in both public and academic libraries and is currently working as a reference and instruction librarian for the Social Sciences at Lesley University. For the past year she has served on Lesley’s AI Committee and in February 2024 was elected to Vice Chair of the committee. She has presented on Generative AI and Large Language Models to both the faculty and students at Lesley University as well as to the FLO AI Community of Interest. 

REGISTRATION: Registration is required! Please register here: The deadline to register for this event is April 24. 

CALL FOR LIGHTNING TALKS: If you would like to submit a Lightning Talk Proposal please fill out this form by April 12.

More information, including directions and travel information, will be added here and sent to registrants before the event date. Please note that on-site parking will not be available. 

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