Monday October 12, 2009 | Libraries & Books in a Digital Age

October 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 11 Comments

We’ll discuss the mission of Public and University Libraries in the digital age. How are Kindles and devices like them changing how libraries operate and how they’re valued by their patrons? How will the Google Book Project and other programs that digitize millions of books affect the future viability of libraries? Join us for a conversation about how libraries are handling these issues.

Guests
Charles Brown
– Director of Libraries for the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Stanley Wilder – University Librarian for UNC Charlotte
Sarah C. Michalak – Assoc. Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill

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Friday October 9, 2009 | Mike Farrell

October 8, 2009 at 8:22 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

As a child, Mike Farrell delivered groceries to the homes of people like Jack Benny, Lucille Ball and Jimmy Stewart while dreaming of having a career as an actor. Later he would land in one of the most successful TV series ever – M*A*S*H. He also went on to direct and produce movies. You probably knew that. What you may not know is that Mike Farrell is also an international human rights and peace activist. We’ll get into all of that with him.
Guest
Mike Farrell
– Actor best known as BJ Honicutt on M*A*S*H. He’s also a human rights activist and author of several books including the most recent, Of Mule and Man

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