Upcoming Workshops

Public Libraries and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Galecia Group is pleased to offer hands-on learning to help library staff navigate and apply AI tools, such as ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion. Our team understands the unique needs of libraries and uses this expertise to create relevant, hands-on training that will empower staff to incorporate these tools in their work and ensure they can effectively support patrons.

Instruction is led by experienced trainers and includes open lab time so you can try-while-you-learn using PLAID - the only AI training platform for public libraries.

5 week AI Workshop Series

Over 5 weeks, the series will introduce you to modern AI, its application and future uses. You'll discover the power of ChatGPT, master the use of tools to create and edit images, and explore how to integrate AI into your library's existing operations.

Each workshop session is 2 hours long and takes place on Thursdays via Zoom from 10am-12pm PDT / 1-3pm ET. The 5th week is an optional opportunity for project work and discussion.

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Individual AI Workshop Classes

Join an individual workshop class to focus on an area of AI in Public Libraries. We offer four topic areas: AI basics, ChatCPT, Creating AI images, and AI integration with library operations.

All four classes use our integrated PLAID AI training and experimentation platform so you can try while you learn. Each class is 2 hours long, takes place on via Zoom, and offered on various dates.

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Scratch in the Library

Dive into the world of Scratch, the free programming language, was created at MIT. Scratch is designed for kids age 8 and up but can be used by coders of all ages to develop apps, games, and interactive stories. Instruction is led by Jim Craner, Library Technologist, at the Galecia Group.

Introduction to Scratch

Learn the basics and explore creative applications such as building a sound effects storytime soundboard and animating children's stories. Empower yourself to lead engaging Scratch classes and workshops in your library, fostering the next generation of coding enthusiasts.

The webinar is 2 hours long and takes place via Zoom.

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