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The 2013 Stapleford Lecture

Mon., Mar. 18, 2013 7:30 p.m.

'Librarians Unplugged: How and Why Librarians Are Speaking Out About Crucial Social Issues'
Delivered by Toni Samek (School of Library and Information studies, University of Alberta)
Monday 18 March 2013
7:30 pm, Education Auditorium 106.2
Education Building, University of Regina campus

On the heels of Canada’s Freedom to Read Week (February 24 to March 2), Professor and 3M National Teaching Fellow Toni Samek will share aspects of her scholarship in librarianship and human rights. Life, liberty and the law come into sharp focus as Toni provides compelling contemporary examples of how and why librarians are speaking up about addressing the critical problems of society. From the CBC Radio Canada Human Library partnership to the Canadian Library Association’s participation in copyright reform in the digital age, there’s a wave of library noisemaking hitting the airwaves. Toni helps us tune in and listen to that new library sound.

Dr. Toni Samek is Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, where she has taught since 1994. Her books include Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American Librarianship 1967 to 1974 and Librarianship and Human Rights: A Twenty-first Century Guide. Her scholarship has appeared in translation in countries all over the world.

Free parking is available on campus in lot 14, and pay parking throughout campus at kiosk and meters. campus paking mapPDF (135 KB)  Refreshments to follow the lecture. Please call 306-585-4226 for more information.

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