See You at the OCLC Symposium: Transformational Literacy

I’m very pleased to be moderating this exciting afternoon in San Diego. The topic is very important and will surely offer some thought-provoking conversation.

OCLC Symposium: Transformational Literacy: Life Stages and Libraries

1:30 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time
In-person: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom A/B
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Every day, libraries help people transform their lives. But nowhere is that role more apparent—and important—as when people move from one life stage to another. Join OCLC and a panel of distinguished guests for a discussion on the need for information and preparation during these vital “between” stages.

Mimi Ito, cultural anthropologist and researcher at the University of California, Irvine, will present a keynote on the growing role of information technology and continuous learning in the lives of young people and students. After a quick snack, Michael Stephens from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University (and author of “Web 2.0 & Libraries”) will then moderate a discussion on transformational literacy with Mimi; James LaRue, Director of Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Colorado; and Joanie Chavis, Dean of the Learning Resource Center at the Baton Rouge Community College Magnolia Library. As always, the audience will be invited to join in with questions and discussion.