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Lectures and Events

Upcoming Events and Lectures from Smithsonian Libraries

On the occasion of
the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ 40th anniversary, the Smithsonian
Institution Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) and the
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) present a series of
speakers who will address the Institution on the future of libraries, museums and
archives in a digital world.

Please join us as we gather insight from these speakers:

R. David Lankes
Not Done Yet: Charting a new Course for Librarianship
November 3, 2008 10:00 am – noon
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium


Clay Shirky
Finding content as a social problem
November 12, 2008 2:00-4:00
National Museum of Natural History, Kerby Room


Previously featured speakers:

Loriene Roy, President of the American Library Association
America’s Libraries: Expanding Collections, Services, and Facilities

May 12, 2008, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hirshhorn Museum’s Ring Auditorium


Gregg Silvis
Library 2023: a (provoked) discussion on the future of libraries and librarians(hip)

July 28, 2008, 2:00-4:00 pm

National Museum of Natural History, Kerby Room (CEG-313)


James Neal

We Can’t Get There From Here: The Intersection of
Research Library Aspirations and Copyright Challenges.

September 8, 2008 2:00-4:00 pm

Ripley Center, Room 3111
Archived Webcast


David Weinberger
Knowledge, Noise, and the End of Information
September 16, 2008 2:00-4:00pm
Ripley Center, Room 3111
Archived Webcast


Roy Tennant
Libraries in a Networked World
October 23, 2008 10:00-noon,
Ripley Center, Room 3027


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