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The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

While the rise of the Internet has brought about unprecedented access to digital information, over half of the world’s population has no connectivity. Libraries have historically supported and engaged scholars, educators, learners, and the curious with books, maps, videos, and more. In the United States, many libraries have also promoted equitable access to information, which has presented challenges in this digital age, including how to bridge the connectivity gap and how to build digital collections to enable multiple ways of learning, knowing, and experiencing the world. ASU is working to extend information resources to constituents around the globe through innovative digital programs and tools.

Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: Burton Barr Library
              Phoenix, AZ

Appetizers will be provided.
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About the speakers:

Lorrie McAllister: Lorrie McAllister is the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Strategy at ASU Libraries. She has over 17 years of experience in collection development and management; strategic planning; and digital library program design and development.

Laura Hosman: Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, with a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School. Her work is action-oriented and focuses on the role for information and communications technology (ICT) in developing countries. Hosman is the creator of SolarSPELL; an off-line digital Solar Powered Educational Learning Library designed for rural communities.