Thursday, October 24, 2013

21st Century Libraries: Understanding Library Users, Oct. 28 in Theatre Arts

Another Important Presentation on 21st Century Libraries, October 28, Rockville 

Mark your calendars for October 28, 2-3:30 p.m. when the Montgomery College libraries and the Office of Facilities Planning and Design will co-sponsor a seminar, "21st Century Libraries: Understanding Library Users." This event follows the highly successful keynote seminar early this month, with Joan K. Lippincott, associate executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information, discussing the trends and opportunities of 21st century libraries.

This second seminar will feature Nancy Fried Foster, senior anthropologist at Ithaka S+R ("Strategic Consulting + Research to transform scholarship"), a premier organization addressing key issues facing the academic community.

http://www.ithaka.org 

Foster helps libraries and organizations to understand their users and to design improved and new spaces, services and technologies. For almost 10 years Dr. Foster directed anthropological research at the University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries. She will work with the Montgomery College libraries to carry out ethnographic studies, starting at Rockville this fall, in what will be ground-breaking work for community college libraries.

Join us on October 28 at the Theatre Art Arena to learn more about what will be happening locally!

Want professional development credit? Please sign up using the Center for Professional & Organizational Development PDS system.

See more at http://mclibrarynews.blogspot.com/2013/07/libraries-and-ethnography-what-gives.html 

For questions or requests for accommodations, please contact Josephine Trawick at 240-567-7915 or josephine.trawick@montgomerycollege.edu

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