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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 .

CO-SPONSORS

Journalism That Matters, the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, the American Library Association, the Media Giraffe Project and the New England News Forum.

GOAL

To develop the concept of libraries as community information centers beyond books and facilitating citizen journalism.

COLLABORATORS SO FAR

Collaborators so far: 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 (hNew England Center for Investigative Reporting); Bill Densmore, (New England News Forum/Media Giraffe Project).

SUGGESTED SCHEDULE

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.

SUGGESTED COST

  • Wed/Thurs. -- $75.00
  • Thurs. no lunch -- $45.00
  • Thurs. inc. lunch -- $60.00



Inclusive registration with Free Press

(includes Wed.-Sunday)

  • Through Jan. 14: $175.00. (we pay FP $100)
  • After Jan. 14: $225.00 (we pay FP $150)
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