Author First name, Last name, Institution

Nikesh Narayanan, Zayed UniversityFollow

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Conference Proceeding

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Empowering Minds : Collaborative Learning Platform for Teachers, Librarians and Researchers

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Empowering Minds Collaborative Learning Platform for Teachers (AGNESLIBCONF 2024)

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The advent of generative artificial intelligence (AI) marks a transformative era in technological progression, reshaping our interaction and integration with technology. This advanced AI genre, celebrated for its ability to create novel content and innovative solutions, catalyzes a revolution in diverse sectors. Its influence is particularly pronounced in domains reliant on information processing and dissemination, such as libraries, educational systems, and research. Generative AI transcends its role as a mere tool; it signifies a paradigm shift, fundamentally altering the landscape of knowledge creation, access, and engagement (Leiker et al., 2023; Yan et al., 2023). This transformation redefines traditional methodologies, paving the way for an era where human-AI collaboration blurs the line between technological aid and human inventiveness (Mello et al., 2023). The changes brought forth are multidimensional – technological, cultural, ethical, and operational – necessitating a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to fully leverage generative AI's potential in our everyday and professional lives (Yan et al., 2023). Generative AI instills a significant transformation in libraries beyond enhancing traditional functions (Leiker et al., 2023). It is about reimagining the role of libraries in our increasingly digitalized context. This progression enriches user experience and empowers libraries to manage resources more effectively, making valuable academic materials accessible to researchers and students. Around the globe, libraries are starting to adopt AI, transforming their interaction with users and service delivery, thus evolving into vibrant, personalized hubs of knowledge and discovery. In academic settings, generative AI redefines the nature of learning and teaching. It extends beyond being a sophisticated tool, offering tailored educational experiences that adapt to individual learning needs (Chan & Hu, 2023). Also, Generative AI is pivotal in academic research, revolutionizing traditional research methodologies. It is an efficient digital assistant, swiftly reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing a broad range of literature (Mello et al., 2023). This accelerates the research process and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, expanding the scope and depth of academic research.

This paper critically examines the impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in libraries, education, and research. We analyze the significant advantages it offers, such as enhanced information accessibility and personalized learning experiences, while also addressing its limitations and ethical considerations. The focus is on understanding how generative AI reshapes these sectors and the importance of successfully navigating its challenges to leverage its potential in a rapidly evolving digital landscape




St. Agnes College , Mangaluru, Karnataka

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Library and Information Science


Generative AI, Libraries AI in Education, AI Research Impact, Digital Transformation, Educational Technology, Library Science, Artificial Intelligence Applications, Information Management, Scholarly Communication, Machine Learning in Academia, Technological Innovation in Libraries

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Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository