University Of Texas At Austin (University of Texas at Austin, School of Information)
Log Number: RE-252381-OLS-22
The University of Texas at Austin School of Information will collaborate with librarians from Austin Public Library, Navarro High School Library, and the University of Texas Libraries to educate and mentor the next generation of Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. The Training Future Faculty in Library, AI, and Data Driven Education and Research (LADDER) program will apply a new Library Rotation Model to train doctoral student fellows to apply their AI and data science skills to conduct research in collaboration with librarians in distinct library settings. The project will increase the capacity of LIS programs to educate the librarians of tomorrow by preparing cohorts of outstanding future faculty who understand both cutting-edge IT and the unique service environment of libraries.