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The Future of Libraries LiveChat on Apt613

By Apartment613 on June 26, 2013


Why don’t we have temples of data and information built in Ottawa? What does our city need from a library? Are we doing enough to make sure that a diverse range of Ottawans have access to the information and data they need to compete in our new knowledge economy?

We’ve assembled a panel of some of the city’s librarian-philosophers to chat about what they see as the library of the future and how they see their profession evolving for the digital age:

  • Leslie Weir, University Librarian at the University of Ottawa and former executive with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.
  • Jennifer Stirling, Division Manager for System-Wide Services & Innovation at the Ottawa Public Library
  • Mary Cavanagh, Assistant Professor in Information Studies at the University of Ottawa

The live discussion is taking place at the Shopify Lounge  from 7-8 pm, but you can catch the key points being shared on twitter. Join the discussion or ask a questions by using #apttalks.