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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI to host program for all librarians in state

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 6, 2000 -- Attention all librarians! The University of Rhode Island will host an interactive program for all Rhode Island librarians on Friday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Club on Upper College Road.

Cerise Oberman, dean of Library & Information Services at SUNY- Plattsburgh and founder of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Institute for Information Literacy, will speak on "Partnerships for the Information Literate Community: A National Effort."

Oberman has spearheaded nationwide efforts to help school and community groups take advantage of new electronic resources. She co-chairs the American Library Association's Special Presidential Committee on Information Literacy Community Partnerships.

Breakout sessions will follow her talk. Participants will work on developing initiatives for building information literacy in Rhode Island communities.

For more information or to register, call 847-2947.

For Information: Mary MacDonald, 874-4635, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116


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