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Introduction to Generative AI

This library guide is a UIUC campus resource to read and reference for instructional, professional, and personal learning. Updates will occur on a semester basis. Last Updated: March 2024

Campus Resources

Library Experts

A library with filled bookshelves, study tables, and people wearing headphones while working on laptops.Need help? The library experts listed below are happy to answer your questions and offer one-on-one consultations. 

Legal issues and Copyright: Sara Benson, srbenson@illinois.edu   
AI in Teaching: Evie Cordell, eLearning Librarian, evelync2@illinois.edu 
AI in the Sciences: Celenia Graves, celeniag@illinois.edu
AI in the Social Sciences: Yali Feng, yalifeng@illinois.edu
AI in the Humanities: Mary Ton, maryton@illinois.edu
AI in the Arts: Siobhan McKissic, siobhan2@illinois.edu
AI Tools: Jake Metz,  jmetz2@illinois.edu  
Access to library collections for AI and machine learning projects: scpub@illinois.edu  

For a full list of library expertise, check out our list of subject area specialists

Generative AI Center of Expertise

The GenAI CoE is charged by Provost Coleman and CIO Martin to aggregate capabilities and corresponding resources to empower responsible adoption of generative AI at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Their webpage has additional resources, information about campus-wide AI tool access, and the latest news and events. 

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

CITL offers additional teaching support through one-on-one consultations, and the Innovation Studio in the Armory provides access to Midjourney, ChatGPT 4 and other popular AI tools. Check out their page for more information about their services. 

Generative AI Resources

The Office of Digital Risk Management has created a comprehensive guide for researchers, instructors, and students to support ethical and legally compliant use of AI. 

The Writer's Workshop

If you need feedback on your academic or professional writing, the Writer's Workshop offer one-on-one consultation support. Their website has information about upcoming writing workshops as well as online and in-person consultation services.