Public Lecture Series, Spring 2016

Speaker Topic Date
G Benoît Innovative Interfaces Wed, Mar 16
Martha Mahard Tales of the BPL Mar 23
Amy Ryan Civic Engagement: The Opportunity, Purpose and Impact Mar 30, 4 pm
Melanie Kimball When Spheres Collide: Children’s Libraries and the Language of Public and Private Spaces Wed, Apr 6
Peter Botticelli Topic Wed, Apr 13, 4 pm
G Benoît InfoVis Ecosystem Apr 20
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Welcome to the Spring Series

G Benoît    Wed, Mar 16, 12-12:50 pm

Project Participation: creating your own interfaces for image collections

Using materials provided by the Boston Public Library, this presentation demonstrates designing your own interface, using the API, and basic computing skills - the same taught in LIS488, LIS489, LIS531z

Pomme

Martha Mahard    Wed, Mar 16, 12-12:50 pm

Tales of the BPL

[TBA]

Matha

Amy Ryan    Wed, Mar 30, 4 pm

Civic Engagement: The Opportunity, Purpose and Impact

Working with the community is essential to successful public librarianship. Harnessing the power of the people constructively while avoiding backlash and naysayers is always a challenge. Civic engagement encompasses a range of connections including teen advisory groups, board committees, neighborhood councils and other groups. This presentation will offer an overview of this dimension of library service based on observations and experiences, both positive and not so positive.

Amy Ryan

Melanie Kimball    Wed, Apr 6, 12 pm

When Spheres Collide: Children’s Libraries and the Language of Public and Private Spaces

[Tba]

Melanie

Peter Botticelli    Wed, Apr 13, 4 pm

Title

[abstract]

Peter

G. Benoît    Wed, Apr 20, 12 pm

Information Visualization Ecosystem

As usual, a lot of nothing.

GB

The Public Lecture Series continues the research colloquium started by Prof Benoit in 2004.

Where?

Palace Road Bldg., Simmons College, Boston, MA. Rooms and times [TBA]

Free and Open to All

All are welcome. Presentations are provided online via the department’s YouTube channel and other outlets.