St. John’s University Division of Library and Information Science Announces William A. Gillard Lecture On April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Queens, NY- The Division of Library and Information Science (DLIS) is proud to announce the resumption of the William A. Gillard Lecture Series after more than 10 years. The theme for this years’ lecture will be community engagement in librarianship.
“Public Libraries as Global Commons: Serving Diverse and Changing Communities”
Dual alumna, Bridget Quinn-Carey (MLS 1993, MBA 2015), Interim President and CEO of Queens Library, will deliver the lecture. Ms. Quinn-Carey serves on the Advisory Board of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. She is a member of the American Library Association, the Public Library Association, the New York Library Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Beta Phi Mu. She was honored with The New York Times Librarian Award in 2003.
William A. Gillard (LL.B. 1932) served as Director of Libraries and taught Library Science at St. John’s University. He was chairman of the Department of Library Science from 1942 to 1956. He was awarded the President’s Medal in 1960, the highest honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. The DLIS Alumni Association established the lecture series in his honor in 1970.
The William A. Gillard Lecture will take place on Monday April 25, 2016 at St. John’s University’s Queens Campus in the D’Angelo Activity Center, Room 416 AB. The doors open at 5:30pm, with a reception immediately following the lecture.
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Presentation of the 2016 DLIS/H.W. Wilson Foundation Professional Development Scholarships