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A librarian with a daily blog?
Meet Jessamyn West

An avid blogger and activist, technically savvy Jessamyn West embodies the new generation of librarians.  She explores how libraries and library users are affected by recent technological and political developments on Monday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rice Reading Room of the Rice-Aron Library at Marlboro College.

In her discussion, “Librarian Eye for the Tech Buy: Thinking about Technology, Libraries and Vermont all at Once,” West will explore the changes produced by politics and technology on modern libraries, including an examination of the effects of the USA Patriot Act and the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

Currently West is the outreach and reference librarian at the Rutland Free Library. She originated www.librarian.net, a daily weblog of library news and culture. West is editor of Digital versus Non-Digital Reference: Ask a Librarian Online and Offline, co-editor of Revolting Librarians Redux and author of “You Want me to Put What Where? Freelancing Librarianship as Job, Hobby and Passion,” in The Librarian’s Career Guidebook. She earned her MLIS from the University of Washington Information School and her B.A. from Hampshire College. This lecture is sponsored by the Lyceum Committee.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

 

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