On tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5, UNCG University Libraries and the LIS Department will be hosting a lecture by Rachel Frick at 1:30 in the Kirkland Room at the Elliott University Center. It will also be live-streamed by the LIS Department on our website at this link.
Her talk, “Networked, Data-Driven, Hyper-Local, Community-driven Hacker Space: AKA the Library,” will focus on current technology trends in libraries, organizational change needed in order to maximize the opportunities, and how we need to go back to our professional roots in order to remain relevant.
Frick is the Director of the Digital Library Federation Program at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR/DLF). Prior to her work at CLIR, she was the Senior Program Officer for the National Leadership Grants Program for Libraries at the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Her library experiences ranged from being the Director of Bibliographic and Digital Services at the University of Richmond to a regional sales manager for the Faxon Company, with a variety of library positions in between. She holds an MSLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English literature from Guilford College.