A Year-long Event Series for the Los Angeles Community in honor of the UCLA Department of Information Studies’ 60th Anniversary

Information and RSVP

Details for each event can be found on this page.

For more information, please call (310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

Thursday, September 11, 5pm, UCLA Northwest Auditorium

Maryanne Wolf

Author, Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF currently directs the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and is working with the Dyslexia Center at the UCSF Medical School and with Curious Learning: A Global Literacy Initiative, which she co-founded. Formerly, the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, where she was the director of the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research. She is the recipient of multiple research and teaching honors, including the highest awards by the International Dyslexia Association and the Australian Learning Disabilities Association. She is the author of Proust and the Squid (Harper), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (Oxford University Press), and more than 160 scientific publications.

“Reader, Come Home is a clarion call for parents, educators, and technology developers to work to retain the benefits of reading independent of digital media.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“In this profound and well-researched study of our changing reading patterns, Wolf presents lucid arguments for teaching our brain to become all-embracing in the age of electronic technology. If you call yourself a reader and want to keep on being one, this extraordinary book is for you.”
ALBERTO MANGUEL
AUTHOR OF A HISTORY OF READING

To RSVP: maryannewolfatucla.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 11, 5pm, UCLA Northwest Auditorium

Alberto Manguel

Former Director, National Library of Argentina
Author, The Library at Night and Packing My Library

ALBERTO MANGUEL is an Argentinian-Canadian writer, translator, editor and critic, born in Buenos Aires in 1948. He has published several novels, including News From a Foreign Country Came, and All Men Are Liars, and non-fiction, including Packing My Library, Curiosity, With Borges, A History of Reading, The Library at Night and (together with Gianni Guadalupi) The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. He has received numerous international awards, among others the Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters from France, the Formentor Prize and the Alfonso Reyes Prize in 2017, and the Gutenberg Prize 2018. He is doctor honoris causa of the universities of Ottawa and York in Canada, Liège in Belgium, and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. Until August of 2018, he was the director of the National Library of Argentina.

To RSVP: https://albertomanguelatucla.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5pm–7pm

Northwest Auditorium, UCLA Campus

Parking:
Complimentary parking available in
Sunset Village Parking Structure

PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 7, 2018

ADMISSION IS FREE. Seating is limited. Advance RSVP required.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

UCLA Department of Information Studies 60th Anniversary

Reunion and Symposium

For program detailshttp://is.gseis.ucla.edu/is-60th-anniversary-event-page/

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

January 2019

The Kenneth Karmiole Symposium in Archival Studies

More information and details to come.

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

 

February 8, 2019

California Rare Book School Reception

California International Antiquarian Book Fair

More information and details to come.

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

 

February 21, 2019

Dr. Carla Hayden

Librarian of Congress 

 

CARLA HAYDEN was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13.

Prior to her latest post she served, since 1993, as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Hayden was nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board in January 2010 and was confirmed to that post by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993. She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982 and as a library associate and children’s librarian from 1973 to 1979.

Hayden was president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004. In 1995, she was the first African American to receive Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award in recognition of her outreach services at the Pratt Library, which included an after-school center for Baltimore teens offering homework assistance and college and career counseling. Hayden received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

 

More information and details to come.

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

 

The Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture, 2019

Grace Lin

GRACE LIN, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.” Her most recent novel “When the Sea Turned to Silver” was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

More information and details to come.

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu