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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Library Day of Conversation

On May 14th Joe Lucia, the head of Falvey Library, is hosting a day of conversation about future directions for the library as a key component of the academic environment. The theme of the day is "Library Transformation and Academic Life in the Digital World" and will include various speakers addressing the topic. While everyone is invited to attend this event as audience members, Lucia is also looking for speakers to give "lightning talks" on what they believe a library should be (and/or what Falvey Library should become), and he would love for a graduate student or two to volunteer. Dr. Hicks will be one of the faculty speakers, and she would be happy to hear your thoughts about Falvey, which might help to shape her comments.

As a kickoff in the morning, the university will formally receive the 2013 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Award for Excellence. Fr. Peter will be on hand to accept the award from ACRL President Steven Bell.

At the end of the day, there will be celebratory reception in the Old Falvey Reading Room. Members of the greater Philadelphia academic library community will be invited to join with their Villanova library colleagues for this event, which will also be open to the Villanova University community.

A feature of the evening will be a performance by Lucia’s musical ensemble, Marc Fields & Bad Data, which is comprised of librarian musicians from the Mid-Atlantic region.

We hope to see you there, and please let Dr. Hicks know if you are interested in participating as a graduate student speaker.

Check back for further details!

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