The Athenaeum Library Series at Goucher College presents “Information Makes Us Human” by Joe Janes on Monday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.
Janes, associate professor and chair of the Master of Library and Information Science Program at the Information School of the University of Washington, will discuss the myriad guises, forms, and uses of information and how it has affected and is affected by us and by our quest to understand and make meaning of the world around us.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333. Light refreshments will be available after the lecture. For more information, contact Randi Kennedy, assistant to the librarian, at email@example.com or 410-337-6362.
A frequent speaker in the United States and abroad, Janes is the co-author of eight books on librarianship, technology, and their relationship, including Introduction to Reference Work in the Digital Age. In addition to his regular column “Internet Librarian” for American Libraries, Janes recently launched the podcast “Documents that Changed the World,” which discusses the origin of historically important documents, their original meaning, and how that meaning has changed along with our world.
He earned master of library science and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University and has also taught at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the State University of New York at Albany, and Syracuse University.
This presentation is sponsored by the Laura Graham Cooper Lectureship, the Katharine Parker Scholl Library Fund, and the Friends of the Goucher College Library.
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