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USF Alumni Reception & Alice G. Smith Lecture @ FLA 2016

Posted on March 22, 2016

This year's Alice Smith Lecturer was alumnus Dr. Roy Balleste, Law Library Director and Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law. He was also this year's recipient for the Jean Key Gates Distinguished Alumni Award. His latest publication is Internet Governance: Origins, Current Issues, and Future Possibilities. He spoke about the subjects of internet governance and cybersecurity. The event also gave alumni and current grad students a chance to network and reconnect.

SI Students at Florida's Capitol

Posted on March 21, 2016

This year, seven students from the School of Information attended the 46th Annual Library Day in Tallahassee, Florida, on Wednesday, March 17-18, 2015. Sponsored by the Florida Library Association, Library Day is a time when librarians remind lawmakers of the importance of libraries, during the budget making process. First on the agenda was the Advocate's Reception, where the students had the opportunity to meet library professionals from across the state. The following morning the students gathered to meet with specific library advocates, who then briefed them about library funding issues to be presented to legislators. Next they headed to the Capitol building to meet with legislators and deliver our important messages. Finally the students were given a tour of the State Library and Archives This trip was made possible with the help of TBLC's Charlie Parker and the coordination of SI graduate Roxanna Palmer.