To the Community and Beyond: New Media and Evolving Services in Libraries – St. Johns University 6th DLIS Symposium – November 15, 2014

The Division of Library and Information Science (DLIS) semiannual symposia bring together students, alumni, faculty, and information professionals from across the nation. The Symposia are held on Saturdays in November and April during the academic year from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

The 6th DLIS Symposium explores new media and evolving services in both public and academic libraries. Professionals discuss practical approaches to issues facing these institutions today. In addition, the role of the digital library is examined as a vehicle supporting the a�?largera�� community. Keeping with the tradition of showcasing student research, there will be a student a�?ignitea�� session consisting of 2-3 minute presentations.

R. David Lankes will give a keynote titled “The Turning Tide: From Collection Development to Community Facilitation.” R. David Lankes is a professor and Deana��s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse Universitya��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. Lankesa�� more recent work involves how participatory concepts can reshape libraries and credibility.

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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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