March 12, 2014
ALA President to Deliver Stone Lecture
Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, will deliver the Department of Library and Information Science’s 24th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in Caldwell Auditorium. She will speak on “Demanding our Right to Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges.”
The Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture Series is held each spring by the department. Previous speakers have included esteemed librarians, university presidents, journalists, members of professional associations, and government representatives.
“Libraries change lives — not only do they provide information resources, but they help people of all ages develop skills to use information creatively and effectively. We are very pleased to host Barbara Stripling because of her advocacy for libraries and the critical contributions they make to individuals, communities, and society,” said Bill Kules, chair and associate professor of library and information science.
Established in 1990, the Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture Series honors Stone for her service to CUA’s library and information science program and the library profession. Stone joined the library and information science faculty in 1961, and was named chair of the department in 1972. Under her leadership, the department became the School of Library and Information Science in 1981 and she served as dean until 1983.