Digital Divide Lecture Series

The Digital Divide Lecture Series began this week! The fifty-minute talks start at 11am and are free and open to the public and are held in room 131 of the LIS Building, 501 E. Daniel Street, in Champaign. GSLIS Prof. Kate Williams, co-host of the series, organizes these talks to examine the ways in which digital technologies affect the local community.

The remaining talks for the term are:

Sept. 26: the Rev. Willie G. Comer, Berean Covenant Church, Champaign; Will Kyles, City Council member, Champaign; Chris Hamb, Chrisp Media, Champaign.

Oct. 4: Donald Owen, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Urbana School District 116.

Oct. 10: Michael Dilley, fire chief, Urbana.

Oct. 17: Jon Gant, Research Associate Professor, GSLIS, and the director of the proposed Center for Digital Inclusion; respondent: J. Steven Downie, associate dean of research, GSLIS.

Oct. 24: Dr. William Schuh, chief medical information officer, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana; respondent: Jerry Dewitt, library manager, Carle Foundation Hospital.

Oct. 31: John Wagstaff, professor of library and information science, and librarian for the U. of I. Music and Performing Arts Library.

Nov. 7: Denise Osler-Brown, former computer instructor, Douglass Branch Library, Champaign.

Nov. 14: Katie Abrams, professor of agricultural communications; Abigail Sackmann, research assistant, agricultural communications and GSLIS.

Nov. 28: Valerie McWilliams, managing lawyer, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, Champaign; Stacie Colston Patterson, outreach coordinator, Illinois Legal Aid Online, based in Chicago.

Dec. 5: Blaine Fahey, of Chicago, the developer of Illinois App for the iPhone (tentative); respondent: Lissette Piedra, professor of social work.


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