JOIN US: Nov. 6 to share new ideas about impact of digital media on libraries, schools, journalism, communities

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Bill Densmore

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JOIN US: A day-long digital-future symposium for media professionals, librarians, teachers and technologists

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 / URI-Kingston campus



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A special invitation from the Harrington School of Communication & Media at the University of Rhode Island for dialogue and knowledge sharing in the spectacular $75-million pharmacy-school complex at the University of Rhode Island.  Lunch included.  This is also a kickoff event for the Digital City Rhode Island initiative.

Dear Colleagues:

Please join us for a special event, From Ranganathan to Read/Write: Managing Digital Disruption in Libraries, Schools and Workplaces.

DATE: Wednesday, November 6th /  VIEW PROGRAM DETAIL

TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LOCATION: Pharmacy Building, Kingston campus

Ranganathan’s Laws” have described the historic role of libraries in an era before the read-write culture. Thanks to the Internet and digital media, boundaries between readers and writers are dissolving beyond libraries, as well. The work of educators, workplace media professionals, technologists and librarians encompasses new intersections and synergies. We have much to learn from (and with) each other.

If you work in any of those fields, or are a digital media researcher, student or concerned citizen, join us for a fast-paced, day-long, circle-round sharing of knowledge and ideas.

Set in the bright, soaring spaces of URI’s new Pharmacy Building, we’ll feature facilitated, open discussion among experts, toolbox-demonstrating breakouts and an opportunity for new connections and collaboration during and after the event. Explore intersections among teaching, research, service, business and outreach.

Special guest speakers include Karen Archer Perry, formerly of the U.S. Libraries program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rebecca Barnett, head of the Writing and Composition program at Georgia Tech, Troy Hicks, author of The Digital Writing Workshop and Sydnye Cohen, technology coordinator at New Canaan [Conn.] High School.

Learn more about the program at our website and register online. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

We hope to see you there!

Renee Hobbs
Founding Director and Professor, Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rhode Island



Bill Densmore
Consulting Fellow / URI Harrington School
Journalism That Mattters / The Media Giraffe Project 

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