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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/CONVENING QUESTION

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).

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)

SPACES SHOWN

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(Atrium is bigger than photo suggests)