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Date: 9/6/2006

75th Anniversary of SILS – Marcum, Ruettgers, Martin

September 18 will see the kickoff of the School of Information and Library Science’s 75th Anniversary celebrations.

That Monday will see presentations by:

* Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress.
* Michael C. Ruettgers, Senior Advisor and retired Chairman, EMC2 Corporation.
* Robert Martin (Ph.D. ‘88) Professor, Texas Women’s University School of Library and Information Science who will present a tribute to Dr. Louis Round Wilson.

When: 2 p.m. Monday September 18
Where: Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A reception will follow.

Coming: danah boyd, Craig Silverstein, Jay Rosen, Dan Gillmor

Several good talks upcoming this fall which will have some ibiblio involvement.

First, Fred has managed to convince Social Networks researcher danah boyd to stop by next week, Thursday September 14th to visit and to give a public talk about her work. Probably about 2 pm – 3:30 pm. Trying to secure a place for her talk now.

Second, Phil Meyer and the J-School have PressThink and NewAssignment.Net‘s Jay Rosen coming by around October 4. There will be a public talk but I’m not sure when as yet.

Third, The Health Sciences Library is sponsoring a visit from Craig Silverstein, Google’s Technology Director, on Thursday, October 26, 2006 4-5:30pm at the Medical Biomolecular Research Building. I’ll be directing a panel in response to Craig’s talk.
To reserve a seat and/or to submit discussion questions and to learn more, visit the HSL’s Organizing the World’s Information: Google’s Vision for the 21st Century.

Fourth, Center for Citizen Media director, Dan Gillmor will be in town on Monday November 13th and will be doing a public talk that afternoon.

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