[internetworkers] Jessamyn West to UNC 3/21
quack at ibiblio.org
Wed Mar 9 15:46:41 EST 2005
that actually sounds really interesting. count me in! who else is
interested in this stuff?
from Paul Jones:
> NOTE NEW TIME. Now at 2:00!
> Please come and please forward and announce as appropriate.
> Who: librarian.net's rarin librarian Jessamyn West
> When: Monday March 21 2:00 (Vernal Equinox)
> Where: Freedom Forum Conference Center, 3rd floor, Carroll Hall
> What: Postcards from the Other Edge of the Digital Divide. Political
> Choices and the Information Poor
> About the talk: While we read blogs, tag content and swap lifehacks,
> people in rural areas are still learning to type. Public libraries are
> making many more technological choices just to provide basic information
> and Internet resources nowadays, yet the paradigm for learning to work
> well with technology differs dramatically from learning to work well with
> books. Jessamyn West will be talking about being a tech-savvy librarian in
> a profession struggling into the 21st Century.
> More about Jessamyn West: Jessamyn West is wrapping up her job as an
> outreach librarian at a rural public library in Vermont. She has worked in
> public, special and college libraries and done stints of on-the-fly
> reference at Burning Man, the WTO and the Democratic National Convention.
> She has maintained librarian.net, a weblog for radical librarians and
> other interested parties, since 1999. She is fascinated by the
> intersection of technology, the public sphere and politics.
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