Monday, April 11, 2011

Free lecture: An Indigenous Scholar's Use of Social Media

On Wednesday at 3:00 4:00, I'll be giving a lecture at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. The talk is sponsored by UIUC's Community Informatics Initiative and the Center for Children's Books.

Community Informatics is (quoting from their website):
a research and teaching center focused on working with communities to address their information and technology needs. Our mission is to address literacy in the Internet age, equitable access to the means of digital production, and policy related to communities and information technology.

And the Center for Children's Books is (quoting from their website, too):
a crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused resources, literature and librarianship. 
My talk is titled "An Indigenous Scholar's Use of Social Media." I'll talk about how/why I use available social media tools (my blog), Twitter, Facebook, listservs, contrasting their reach with traditional print materials (books and journals), and their audience, too.


Marcela said...

Will this talk be archived anywhere electronically for those of us not near the UIUC campus?


Debbie Reese said...

I think there will be an audio recording. I'll let you know!

Matt Sakiestewa Gilbert said...

Debbie, you gave a great lecture on Wednesday! Thanks for sharing about your use of social media. Three of my Intro to American Indian Studies students attended the event. I also noticed several graduate students (future librarians) in the audience. As a Hopi person, and a parent of three young children, I want to again thank you for your very important work.

Debbie Reese said...

Thanks, Matt! It was a new talk (one I haven't done before). The blue-screen-computer problems I had earlier that day threw me for a loop, but thanks to Sarah Park and Dropbox it was quite the disaster it could have been.

Marcela... the audio is now available here:

You can also download the slides I used.