“Library as Platform” – Bobinski Lecture by Dr. David Weinberger

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Consider attending this special event: the Bobinski Lecture by Dr. David Weinberger, an influential thinker, writer, and speaker about technology, libraries, information, and ideas. Dr. Weinberger is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is a fascinating thinker and engaging, funny speaker. He takes his audiences inside the inner workings of the Internet and shows them how it is changing business, knowledge, and even our sense of ourselves. Dr. Weinberger is a former philosophy professor, a media commentator and CNN blogger, a technology columnist, a strategic marketing consultant and a dot-com entrepreneur. He has been an advisor to several presidential campaigns, and a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department. He was for four years the co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, focusing on the future of libraries. His blog, Joho the Blog, can be found at: http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/. Dr. Weinberger is the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and Everything Is Miscellaneous, and is the co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto. His most recent book, Too Big to Know, is about the Internet’s effect on how and what we know.

The lecture, titled “Library as Platform,” is sponsored by an endowment from Dr. George Bobinski, former Dean of the School of Information and Library Studies and his late wife Mary Bobinski. The lecture will be followed by a reception, co-hosted by University at Buffalo Libraries and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The Beta Phi Mu – Beta Delta Chapter is also sponsoring the lecture.

The lecture and reception are FREE, but space is limited and registration is required.  

The Bobinski Lecture will be at 7 p.m. on March 10, 2015, at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo, New York 14216.  


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