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                               NOTICE OF LECTURE


                          The Future of LIS Education

DATE:        17 March 2005
PLACE:       Great Hall, University Club, Dalhousie University
TIME:        7:00 pm Live Irish music, door prizes, refreshments
             7:40 pm Public Lecture

High quality education for those who manage and provide access to information
has never been more important. Should current models of LIS education change to
fit rapidly-changing needs? User expectations are increasing in the globalized
information economy and, in the broad field of LIS, we need to evaluate our
educational objectives and directions. Join two original, inventive thinkers
and widely-known educators, Toni Carbo and Brian Cantwell Smith, for an
enlightening evening of thought-provoking comments and discussion, flavoured
with Irish music and refreshments in honour of St. Patrick's Day. Bring your
thoughts on our wonderful field as well as your appetite for a good time.

Sponsored by:
School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University
CLA Student Chapter, School of Library and Information Studies
Dalhousie University Libraries
Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Department of Irish Studies, Saint Mary's University

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Biographies:

Toni Carbo is Professor, School of Information Sciences and the Graduate School
of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Dean at
SIS from 1986 to 2002 she was selected the first Madison Council Fellow in
Library and Information Science at the Library of Congress in 2002. Previous
appointments have included Executive Director of the National Federation of
Abstracting and Indexing Services in London, England, and Executive Director of
the National Commission on Libraries and Information Services in the US. Dr.
Carbo has been active in several professional associations, including positions
as President of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
(ASIST) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education
(ALISE). Among her many honors, she has received the ALISE Award for
Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education and the
ASIST Watson Davis Award for significant contributions to the Association and
the profession. Drexel selected her as one of the 100 most distinguished of its
60,000 alumni and she was awarded its Centennial Medal.

Brian Cantwell Smith is Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies, University
of Toronto. He received his BS, MS. and PhD degrees from MIT, studying in the
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science. He held senior administrative and research positions at
the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), followed by academic and
administrative positions at Stanford University, University of Indiana at
Bloomington and Duke University. Dr. Smith's work is highly multidisciplinary,
his scholarly interests ranging from computer science to philosophy and from
theory to application. At Indiana University, he was Professor of Cognitive
Science and Computer Science, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Assistant
Director of the Cognitive Science Program, Professor of Informatics and a
Fellow of the Center for Social Informatics in the School of Library and
Information Sciences, and in his current position he is cross-appointed to the
Department of Philosophy, the Department of Computer Science and the Program in
Communication, Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto
at Mississauga.


Fiddler Joe Pratt has been playing Irish music for 25 years. His interest in
traditional fiddle music has also led him to explore the fiddle music of many
lands including the other British Isles, many Scandinavian countries, North
America, and of course Cape Breton. Besides playing at many local dances and
private functions, Joe is currently performing with the local Texas Swing band
"Big Blue".

Guitarist/bassist James Jackson is an eclectic musician who has performed in
groups of almost every style. From pit orchestras, jazz combos, choirs, and
rock bands James enjoys the challenges of every genre. Besides playing
regularly with Joe, James performs with the 60's and 70's dance band "The
Classics". He is a music educator with the Halifax Regional School Board.

LECTURE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT "NO CHARGE."  ALL ARE WELCOME

School of Library and Information Studies
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5

Phone: 902-494-3656
Fax: 902-494-2451
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Web: www.mgmt.dal.ca/slis