Amid ongoing hype and concern around generative AI tools like ChatGPT and DALL-E, Atla and ATS invite you to an interactive workshop exploring the exciting and challenging constructive possibilities for information literacy, writing, and research offered by these technologies.
Together, we will engage generative AI as a potential learning partner in research and writing as we play with some of the available interfaces, engage examples of how libraries and librarians are leveraging these tools, and discuss the possibilities and challenges these new technologies bring to our communities. Through conversation and experimentation, this workshop aims to inspire curiosity, courage, and creativity in working with emerging AI technologies for the benefit of theological librarianship.
Open to ATS and Atla members only. Registration closes Thursday, October 19, and is limited to the first 60 participants.
Michael Hemenway was named director of design and data science in 2022. In his role, he seeks opportunities to integrate design and data science to ask new questions and explore possibilities in support of strategic decision-making within institutions as well as across theological education. Hemenway designs data models, practices, and pipelines to enhance the Association’s quality educational and engagement experiences for a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition, he expands the growing data and research capacity of the Association through his extensive knowledge and practice with data interrogation techniques that draw on the robust data repository maintained by the Association.
Hemenway has spent more than two decades in theological education as a technologist and as a learner at member schools such as Denver Seminary and Iliff School of Theology. He has served as a member of the steering committee for the ATS Technology in Theological Education Group, as chair of Atla’s Scholarly Communications Task Force, as a lead investigator for Case Western Reserve University’s h.lab, as founder of Iliff’s Digital Humanities Lab and AI Institute, and as a consultant for several local and global religious organizations.
Hemenway holds an MA in biblical studies from Denver Seminary, and a PhD in religious studies from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program.
Date & Time
Mon, Oct 23, 2023 , 12:00 p.m. ET —
Mon, Oct 23, 2023 , 1:30 p.m. ET