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CCI's New Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society to Host Inaugural Lecture on Nov. 11

October 10, 2014

Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is pleased to announce the opening of the opening of the Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society (CSLIS).

CSLIS—under the motto: "connecting people and information through technology"—brings together CCI faculty with faculty from other institutions, industry representatives and local and global community members to translate theory into practice, to educate, to inform policy and to meet the library and information needs of modern society.

CSLIS will be holding its inaugural lecture and opening reception on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Drexel’s Paul Peck Alumni Center at 31st and Market Streets in Philadelphia.

The event will feature keynote speaker and 2014 CSLIS fellow Joseph Janes, associate professor and MLIS program chair at the University of Washington Information School, who will deliver a lecture entitled “Libraries: What Is The Way Forward?”

A panel of respondents will offer remarks after the lecture, including: Stacey A. Aldrich, deputy secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries; Siobhan A. Reardon, president and director, Free Library of Philadelphia; Adam Townes, doctoral candidate, CCI, Drexel University; and Veronica Britto, vice-president/president-elect, Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

To RSVP to the lecture, please visit: http://sites.cci.drexel.edu/rsvp/cslis-inaugural-lecture-11-11-14/