University of Johannesburg Library International Conference 2024

A two-day conference that seeks to unravel the potential of AI applications in academia and libraires.

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11 - 12 Jun 2024
University of Johannesburg Library

Hybrid event

The University of Johannesburg Library, in collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, will host its annual conference on the 11 and 12 June 2024.

The theme, Unpacking AI for Teaching, Learning, and Research, reflects the pivotal role of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the landscape of education and scholarly inquiry.

This theme encourages exploration and discussion on how AI technologies can be harnessed to enhance teaching methodologies, facilitate innovative learning experiences, and revolutionise research practices. Libraries serve as dynamic hubs of knowledge, and the integration of AI opens up new avenues for librarians, educators, and researchers to leverage cutting-edge tools.

This conference seeks to unravel the potential of AI applications in academia and libraries, exploring topics such as AI-driven information retrieval, personalised learning experiences, automated research assistance, and the ethical considerations surrounding AI in education.

Participants will engage in conversations and workshops about practical implementations, share success stories, and deliberate on the challenges and opportunities presented by AI.

By unpacking the multifaceted impact of AI on teaching, learning, and research, the conference aims to empower librarians to navigate the evolving landscape of information and technology, ensuring that libraries remain at the forefront of supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery in the digital age.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open under the theme of "Unpacking AI for teaching, learning and research", with the following sub themes:

  1. Ethical and Responsible AI
  2. Human-AI Interaction in Education
  3. AI and Research
  4. Professional Development in AI
  5. AI Policy and Governance in Education
  6. Student Perspectives on AI
  7. Global Perspectives on AI in Academia, Research and Libraries

Selected full papers presented at the conference will have the opportunity to be published in the conference proceedings or an affiliated academic journal.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Abstracts should be emailed to
  2. Abstracts should be written in English and must not exceed 300 words.
  3. Include a clear title for the abstract.
  4. Clearly state the purpose, methodology, results (if applicable), and implications of the study.
  5. Provide a brief biography of the author(s), including affiliation and contact information.
  6. Submissions should adhere to APA style guidelines, seventh edition.
  7. Authors are encouraged to indicate the theme under which their abstract falls.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2024

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