Watch Online: Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society Inaugural Lecture

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the College of Computing & Informatics' (CCI) new Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society (CSLIS) hosted its inaugural lecture and panel discussion at the Paul Peck Alumni Center on Drexel University's University City campus. The event featured keynote speaker and 2014 CSLIS fellow Joseph Janes, associate professor and MLIS program chair at the University of Washington Information School, who delivered a lecture entitled “Libraries: What Is The Way Forward?”

A panel of respondents offered 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.

Click here to watch the CSLIS Inaugural Lecture online

CSLIS brings together faculty from Drexel’s CCI with faculty from other institutions, industry representatives and local and global community members to translate theory into practice, educate, inform policy and meet the library and information needs of modern society. Under the motto of “connecting people and information through technology,” the Center strives to accomplish this through five core areas of focus including information policy and information ethics; human information behavior; community informatics; digital preservation and digital curation; and knowledge management. For more information about CSLIS, please visit

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