This year’s Rudi Weiss lecture will address new and emerging technologies and their impact on the library, its users, and its patrons in coming years.
- Jenny Levine, Author/Blogger – The Shifted Librarian
Notes from the presentation will be posted on http://theshiftedlibrarian.pbwiki.com sometime next week.
A little about the history of the Rudi Weiss Lecture…
The Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture program has allowed SMART in recent years to fund a conference program on a broader topic. Rudi Weiss, of the Westchester Library System, was an active member of the section through the ’60s, serving as president in 1965. To honor his memory, the section first established a grant to enable a librarian to attend a workshop or meeting on some aspect of technical services.
In 1981, the section decided to sponsor instead one major lecture at each annual NYLA conference. The Rudi Weiss lecturer is to be a promoter or defender of libraries or of the idea of public access to information. The speaker often works outside the walls of libraries. Topics have ranged from copyright to a feminist view of Melville Dewey.
About Jenny Levine…
Instead of writing a brief bio, I recommend visiting Jenny Levine’s blog to learn more about her.