Adjunct Professor /School Media Specialist John Jay College /NYCDOE
In this poster session, we’ll look at the implications of Generative Pre-trained Transformers and other Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for librarians. Our research of GPT models in action will show what it does and does not do well and how they can produce misinformation. This poster will address the privacy concerns and ethical considerations for the lack of attribution in the large language models in which these tools are built. However, with awareness of its limitations, we will show how librarians can help to craft prompts in GPT apps that improve results. Sections of the poster will show how GPT apps can provide scaffolding for the learning process or be a resource for students with accommodations. While some school districts have banned this technology, we believe librarians should take this opportunity to demonstrate the benefits and threats of AI as a part of our information literacy instruction. We will share our experience with using GPT apps, based on our research gathered to use GPT apps to generate ideas for research topics, provide GPT apps with an outline of their paper, and it will generate text that follows the outline. Other sections of the poster will demonstrate how text generators work. We will use laptops and mobile devices to show challenges and solutions with available GPT apps. We will also provide handouts that outline the major points from the poster, with links to more resources online.