50th Anniversary Bertha Bassam Lecture “Radical Librarians”

10982356_10155213899370615_4558293193833343587_nThe University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (iSchool) and Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) invite you to the 50th Anniversary of the  physics assignment help future research proposal to be undertaken general ielts essay buy essay uk http://wnpv1440.com/teacher/thesis-statement-worksheets-for-6th-grade/33/ buy essays research paper esl personal statement editing websites uk click click here https://greenechamber.org/blog/pariksha-hindi-essay/74/ essays for sale go site source url https://www.upaya.org/teaching/paper-people-checks-cheap/21/ click here https://coveringthecorridor.com/rxonline/viagra-without-a-prescription-order/43/ i need help writing an essay for college essay editing online jobs http://v-nep.org/classroom/write-a-scientific-research-paper/04/ reliable cialis viagra commercial actresses names and pictures how to forward a text to an email on iphone 6 college research papers for sale help writing culture admission essay data analysis discussion dissertation good articles to write about for schoolВ environmental health cover letter sample https://www.sojournercenter.org/finals/globalization-essay-culture/85/ a2 art essay help http://wnpv1440.com/teacher/dissertation-littraire-rdige/33/ homework help ozone depletion global warming learn to write an essay Bertha Bassam Lecture, this year delivered by a passionate advocate for libraries, R. David Lankes, who will discuss Radical Librarianship. Prof. Lankes is author of an upcoming book, The Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship.

REGISTER now at: https://berthabassam.eventbrite.ca

For too long librarians have seen their role as being unbiased agents standing ready to serve. Librarians must be agents of transformative social engagement — actively working to better their communities. From the riots in Ferguson, to the Arab Spring, we see the value of librarians throwing off the mask of objective curator and adopting the role of change agent. This lecture examines the value of librarians dedicated to improving communities, not simply informing them.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, Lecture starts at 6:15 pm
Cocktail reception to follow 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Lecture and reception are complimentary, but registration is required. Everyone is welcome.
REGISTER: https://berthabassam.eventbrite.ca
2 Sussex Avenue, Innis Town Hall (newly renovated lecture hall!), University of Toronto

R. David Lankes is a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference. Past projects include the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, the Gateway to Education Materials, AskERIC and the Virtual Reference Desk. Lankes’ more recent work involves how participatory concepts can reshape libraries and credibility.

Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, the Harvard School of Education, and the first fellow of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. His book,The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.

The Bertha Bassam Lecture in Librarianship was established by the Faculty’s Alumni Association to honour Dr. Bertha Bassam, Director of the Library School from 1951 to 1964. The lectures, which are open to the profession and members of the public, are delivered every three to four years by an outstanding individual, whose topic and experience are relevant to librarians and librarianship.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – 18:00 to 21:00
2 Sussex Avenue, Innis Town Hall (newly renovated lecture hall!), University of Toronto

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