UI Libraries Sponsored Speakers Program: “The Network Reconfigures the Library”

National expert, Lorcan Dempsey will discuss how networking is impacting research, learning behaviors, and organizational models as they relate to place, expertise, collections and services in libraries in the University of Iowa Libraries sponsored speaker program.

Lorcan Dempsey is the Vice President and Chief Strategist for the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs.  Dempsey has policy, research and service development experience, mostly in the area of networked information and digital libraries. He writes and speaks extensively, and can be followed on his weblog. He is currently a member of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. 

The lecture will be held in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol on Thursday, February 21, 2008, 10-11:30am, followed by a reception, 12pm-1:30pm in the North Exhibit Hall of the Main Library.

Due to space limitations, please register for the lecture at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/forms/staffdevregistration.html