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The Power of the 21st Century Librarian

Presented by Drexel’s iSchool, this free webinar will cover topics like social media, but also the tools that librarians need in order to adapt in their changing roles.

What: Dr. Michael D. McDonald

When: October 20, 5:00pm

Where: http://bit.ly/DUSLAtalk

Details from the Drexel site:

In the context of increasing real-time information abundance, librarians as a profession face new opportunities to contribute to a more resilient public health by applying long-held skills and values to social media content and intelligent social networks. Dr. Michael D. McDonald will engage in a discourse as to how the strategically oriented librarian can invest a new dimension of power and responsibility in their professional role by contributing to the management of this new information sharing environment in the prevention and management of large-scale social crises (e.g., disease outbreaks, terrorism, natural disasters, economic and social discontinuities) at the global, national, regional, and local levels.

Read Dr. Michael McDonald’s recent article on SLA’s FutureReady365 blog.