"If we did not have libraries, would anyone invent them?" was the topic of the 2010 annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The lecture, which is hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, featured Chris Batt, officer of the British Empire, director of Chris Batt Consulting, Ltd. and former chief executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in London, England.
Batt presented his thoughts about the future of libraries, analyzing the risks and opportunities libraries are facing or will face within the emerging landscape of the digital culture. To view the lecture on video, please go to the SILS Vimeo site at: https://vimeo.com/uncsils
You may access Batt's PowerPoint presentation here.
About the Henderson Lecture
The Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture Series was established in 1990 to honor the memory of Lucile K. Henderson, SILS faculty member (1932-1960) and dean (1954-1960). The lecture is held annually, drawing expert speakers in the information science or library science fields.
Photos from the Reception
Students, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed interacting during a reception held after the lecture. Clockwise, from left to right are: photo 1 - Meeghan McNamara Rosen, Melissa Cain, Stephanie Cole and Dean Gary Marchionini; photos 2, 3 and 4 - SILS students; photo 5 - Chris answering student's questions; photo 6 - students enjoying conversation and snacks.