ACRL AI Competencies for Library Workers Task Force

Charge

To develop a set of comprehensive AI competencies for library workers that align with the evolving needs of academic libraries in the context of AI integration.

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Composition
  • 1 Chair
  • 8-10 members: A diverse group of library professionals, individuals who possess specialized knowledge and skills in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and academic stakeholders preferred.
  • 1 ACRL Board of Directors Liaison
  • 1 ACRL Staff Liaison
  • Additional member appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect.
Origin

The establishment of the ACRL AI Competencies for Library Workers Task Force was approved by the ACRL Board of Directors in March 2024.

Tasks
  • Identify and analyze the specific needs and roles of library workers in relation to AI.
  • Review existing ACRL standards and frameworks for AI relevance and integration.
  • Engage with various stakeholders to gather insights and feedback.
  • Develop a set of essential AI competencies for library professionals as needed.
  • Provide recommendations to the board on the implementation and dissemination of the developed competencies across the profession.
Timeline
  • Date interim report is due: 6 months from task force establishment. (TF established March 2024; interim report will be due at the 2024 ACRL Fall Board Virtual Meeting.)
  • Date final report is due: 12 months from task force establishment. (TF established March 2024; final report will be due at the 2025 ACRL Spring Board Virtual Meeting.)