The PLAIDapp, also known as the Public Library AI Demonstrator, is our own cloud-based platform that provides a simple and affordable way for library staff to try cutting-edge AI tools. All attendees of our workshops and webinars receive access to PLAIDapp so that they can try what they learn.

PLAIDapp features:

  • chatbot interface, based on the latest OpenAI GPT-4 AI model
  • integrated collection of library-related prompts and examples
  • image generator, featuring OpenAI's DALL-E3 and Stability.AI's StableDiffusion

Screenshots (click to expand):

This is a screenshot of a webpage from the website 'pLAId.galecia'. The page displays a list titled "10 Ideas for Engaging Patrons in Library Programs and Services" with a series of bulleted points beneath. Here's the list as it appears on the screen:  - Book Club: Start a book club where members can discuss books with each other. Offer a variety of genres and authors to cater to different tastes. - Workshops: Host workshops on topics such as creative writing, photography, or computer programming. Bring in experts to teach and provide hands-on learning experiences. - Community Events: Organize events that celebrate local culture or holidays, such as a Diwali festival or a Thanksgiving potluck. Encourage community members to participate and share their traditions. - Movie Nights: Host movie nights where patrons can watch and discuss films related to literature or local events. Serve popcorn or other snacks to create a fun atmosphere. - Author Visits: Invite authors to speak about their books and writing process. Encourage audience questions and discussion. - Trivia Nights: Host trivia nights on topics such as pop culture or local history. Offer prizes for the winners. - Guest Speakers: Invite experts to speak on topics such as health and wellness or financial planning. Provide resources for further exploration of the topic. - Game Nights: Host game nights with board games, card games, or video games. Encourage group play and friendly competition.  The header of the page includes a logo for 'pLAId.galecia' on the top left, alongside the navigation links for 'Home', 'Chat', 'Prompts', 'Apps', and 'Images'. On the top right, there is a 'Log out' button. At the top of the content area, there is a search bar with the text "Provide ten ideas for engaging patrons in library programs and services, such as book clubs, workshops, or community events." The background of the content area is white, with the text in black for readability. The page's design is simple and user-friendly, with a focus on the content.


a watercolor painting of a library storytime session. A librarian is seated, reading a picture book to a diverse group of children who are attentively listening.


This image displays a user interface from the 'pLAId.galecia' website, showing a list of library research prompts. The interface includes items numbered 6 through 12, each with a different prompt for library-related tasks:  6. Subject Headings Suggestions: Suggest five potential subject headings for the book 'The History of Quantum Physics: A Comprehensive Overview' by Jane Doe. 7. Book Suggestion Evaluation: Evaluate a patron suggestion for adding 'The Future of Artificial Intelligence' by John Smith to the library collection, considering relevance and demand. 8. New Periodicals Recommendation: Based on a list of popular subjects in the library, suggest three new periodicals that may be of interest to the community. 9. Electronic Resources for Research: Recommend five relevant electronic resources for a patron researching the impact of climate change on marine life. 10. Database Instruction Session Outline: Create an outline for a 1-hour library instruction session on using academic databases effectively. 11. Identifying Research Keywords: Assist a patron researching the effects of social media on mental health by identifying 10 relevant keywords or phrases. 12. Causes of the French Revolution: Provide a brief overview of the main causes of the French Revolution for a patron's inquiry.  Each prompt is accompanied by 'Try' and 'Edit' buttons, allowing users to engage with or modify the prompts. The page has a clean layout with a white background, and the prompts are organized in a clear and readable manner.