Please join us for a special event, From Ranganathan to Read/Write: Managing Digital Disruption in Libraries, Schools
November 6th / VIEW PROGRAM DETAIL
TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Pharmacy Building, Kingston campus
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
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!
Founding Director and Professor, Harrington School of Communication
University of Rhode Island