The 2007 ISI® Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture Program
Does Print Still Matter?
By Brian Kenney, editor-in-chief of School Library Journal
Thursday, April 19th, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
7900 West Division
Fine Arts Building
Eloise Martin Recital Hall
Reception immediately following
Major media companies—some blatantly, others more subversively—are attempting to shift their print products entirely online. Virtual communities (such as MySpace® and Second Life®) have emerged as major social networks. Visual content (found in Flickr™ and YouTube™) is accessible in new ways, serving as both rich databases and as means for communication. This lecture will consider how print—and especially books—fit into this rapidly changing information ecology, with special attention to the lives of young people.
As editor-in-chief of School Library Journal, Brian Kenney believes he has the best job in the world in that he spends most of his time reading, writing, and talking about books, technology, kids, and learning. And he gets to meet some of the most fascinating people in the country: librarians. Before joining SLJ, Brian was an executive editor at Library Journal and—for nearly 20 years—a public librarian in New York City. Brian received his MLS when he was 23 and is a doctoral candidate in information science at the University of North Texas.
Free and open to the public. RSVP to gslis @ dom.edu or call (708) 524-6845