From the Vice Provost and Dean - Spring 2015

New Media Arcade in Allen Library, Robert Schenkkan is keynote speaker at Literary Voices event

The Libraries' mission of connecting people with knowledge includes "hands-on" methods, and we recently celebrated the opening of the Media Center's mediArcade in Allen Library. By utilizing state-of-the-art as well as "legacy" equipment, students can create, view, listen to and critique media in many forms. As methods of disseminating knowledge evolve, our methods of accessing that knowledge--whether hand-written musical notes, scans of glass-plate negatives, or hand-penned diaries--assure that scholars of now and in coming years can see through the lens of the past to create knowledge for the future.

And in the not-too-distant future, I hope to say hello to you on May 9 at our Literary Voices event at Club Husky where playwright Robert Schenkkan will deliver the keynote. 25 authors will host dinner tables at the 10th annual Friends of the Libraries signature event to raise funds for Libraries Conservation to match the 1.25 million dollar award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more.

Read more in the Libraries' Spring 2015 eNews.

- Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson

Spring 2015