- 1 BiblioNews.org -- Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America's Libraries
BiblioNews.org -- Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America's Libraries
Boston, April 6-7, 2010 at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media
A one-and-one-half day convening (Wed. afternoon/evening, all day Thursday) preceeding the National Conference for Media Reform (Fri-Sun) in Boston. Location: Cambridge, Mass., at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, Bartos Theatre and Building E15 Lower Atrium .
Journalism That Matters, the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, the American Library Association, the Media Giraffe Project and the New England News Forum.
To develop the concept of libraries as community information centers beyond books and facilitating citizen journalism.
How can libraries, educational institutions and reporters/editors collaborate using the web to foster the values, principles and purposes of journalism?
COLLABORATORS SO FAR
Collaborators so far: Andrew Whitacre and Lorrie LeJeune (MIT C4FCM), Fabrice Florin (NewsTrust), Marsha Iverson (ALA board and King County libraries), Library Leadership & Management Assn. (LLMA); Leigh Montgomery (Christian Science Monitor librarian); Patrick Phillips (Vineyard Voice), Joe Bergantino (New England Center for Investigative Reporting); Bill Densmore, (New England News Forum/Media Giraffe Project).
Wednesday -- Convene for afternoon networking session about 3 p.m. on Wed., April 6. Buffet supper at MIT, then an evening panel/program. Thursday -- Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; program start at 9 a.m., run through 5 p.m. with snack breaks and box lunch. Birds-of-a-feather Dutch Treat (you pay) dinner arrangements facilitated.
- Wed/Thurs. -- $75.00
- Thurs. no lunch -- $45.00
- Thurs. inc. lunch -- $60.00
Inclusive registration with Free Press
- Through Jan. 14: $175.00. (we pay FP $100)
- After Jan. 14: $225.00 (we pay FP $150)
EXAMPLES OF INTEREST
"The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) at the ALA Washington Office is working on a policy brief on the evolving newspaper industry and the implications for libraries. In a number of communities, the ability of newspapers to provide local community information is declining. At the same time, informal sources of local information are rapidly increasing. What are libraries doing to foster improved access to community information in the context of these changes?"
- Empowering patrons to create their own news and media at the grassroots level. Such endeavors might include enhancing patrons’ skills in creating do-it-yourself forms of media using technology tools and resources available at the library
- Generating news-like content via community documentation projects hosted at a library
- Partnering with other like-minded organizations to create news collectives, non-profits, or citizen journalism projects
(Atrium is bigger than photo suggests)