QUEENS, New York – The Division of Library and Information Science (DLIS), a Master of Science program within the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that the inaugural Brother Emmett Corry Lecture on Social Justice in Librarianship will take place on Monday November 9, 2015 at the Queens Campus of St. John’s University.
Br. Emmett Corry, O.S.F. was professed as a Franciscan in 1955. He attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn, earned a master’s degree in Library Science from Columbia University and his doctorate in media studies from NYU before becoming director of DLIS at St. John’s (1989-1995).
The first lecture will be given by Cynthia Tobar, Head of Archives at Bronx Community College and founder of the Welfare Rights Initiative Oral History Project, a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization at Hunter College.
Ms. Tobar is an archivist and oral historian, with a history of bringing together specialists in humanities, digital technologies, library science and archival science to engage in the design of open source public history teaching and learning tools. She received her master’s degree in Political Science from New School University and her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.
“When Our Stories Matter: Empowerment through Community-Based Archives,” the first Brother Emmett Corry Lecture on Social Justice in Librarianship, will take place at 6:00pm on November 9, 2015 in room 277A/B of Bent Hall on the Queens Campus of St. John’s university. Doors will open at 5:30pm, with a reception to follow. The lecture is open to the public.
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