Monday, October 29, 2012
12:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch will be served
The rapid pace of change for knowledge delivery and restrictions on accessing digital content for libraries threatens current as well as future access. In order to ensure our future, we must take on the challenges created by these threats, even though the ground is constantly shifting under us. We also must recognize the great opportunities we have to build on the benefits of technology in our global environment. The library community and the American Library Association are leading multi-pronged efforts to open access for libraries and the communities they serve to digital resources at reasonable prices.
*link to the cartoon: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issuecartoons/2012/05/07/cartoons_20120430#slide=2
Molly Raphael is Immediate Past President of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library organization in the world. Established in 1876, the American Library Association has 60,000 members.
Raphael, a public librarian for 40 years, directed two urban public libraries: Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon (2003-2009) and the District of Columbia Public Library (1997-2003). In 2009, Multnomah County Library received the US Institute for Museum and Library Services’ National Medal, the nation's highest honor for libraries.
Raphael earned her MLS from Simmons College, receiving its 2006 Alumni Achievement Award, and BA from Oberlin College.
UWM Libraries - 4th Floor Conference Room
2311 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Please RSVP online by Oct. 25th, 2012