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Interterm 2016

IDP 112: Libraries for the Future: Networking Beyond Boundaries

Tuesday, January 19 to Thursday, January 21.


Registration is required.
Registration is now OPEN. Register on BannerWeb.


Shifting the focus from the local challenge of reimagining Neilson Library to a more global perspective, this course will explore the changing roles of libraries in an ever-increasing interconnected, translingual world. While the digital turn is making library collections accessible to an ever-broader public, questions of access to the information that libraries collect, archive and preserve continue to be pertinent, especially for marginalized communities or underserved geographical locations in the world. What responsibilities and opportunities do libraries of different kinds have toward the global missions of supporting teaching and learning, access to knowledge, and preservation of culture? What innovations are being pioneered by communities of librarians as they support an international public of teachers and learners? The course will meet from Tuesday, January 19 to Thursday, January 21 and will culminate with the symposium, Libraries for the Future, on Friday, January 22, that students registered in the course will be expected to attend. (1 credit)

Separate registration for the January 22 conference will be forthcoming.

Co-taught by Patrick Weil, Global Leader in Residence and Founder of Libraries Without Borders, and Janie Vanpee, Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature