Virtual Friends of the Library Members Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 2021 virtual Friends of the Library Members Meeting.
This event is free and open to the public—both current FOL members and non-members are invited!
Want to learn more about the Friends? Check out https://library.wlu.edu/friends
May 24 @ 5 p.m.
Register in advance @ tiny.cc/FOL2021
This is the Annual General Meeting of the W&L Friends of the Library. In this meeting, the Friends will vote to approve the new and returning Board members for the 2021-2024 class, receive a report on Friends membership and finances, and receive an update about the Library. The major presentation will be by a panel of W&L alumni/ae who were library student staff, discussing the impact of the library on their postgraduate careers.

Seminar in Museum Studies [exhibit]

Exhibit created by ARTH 398.

About ARTH 398: An exploration of the history, philosophy and practical aspects of museums. Topics of discussion include governance and administration, collections, exhibitions and education. The course alternates weekly readings and class discussion with field trips to regional museums. Requires short papers and a major project.

Author Talk Featuring Jeremy Weissman: The Crowdsourced Panopticon

Jeremy will read from his 2021 book: The Crowdsourced Panopticon: Conformity and Control on Social Media. Free and open to the public.

Mar 31, 2021: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom. Register @ tiny.cc/crowdsourcedpanopticon

Here is how Rowman & Littlefield describe The Crowdsourced Panopticon:
“Behind the omnipresent screens of our laptops and smartphones, a digitally networked public has quickly grown larger than the population of any nation on Earth. On the flipside, in front of the ubiquitous recording devices that saturate our lives, individuals are hyper-exposed through a worldwide online broadcast that encourages the public to watch, judge, rate, and rank people’s lives. The interplay of these two forces – the invisibility of the anonymous crowd and the exposure of the individual before that crowd – is a central focus of this book. Informed by critiques of conformity and mass media by some of the greatest philosophers of the past two centuries, as well as by a wide range of historical and empirical studies, Weissman helps shed light on what may happen when our lives are increasingly broadcast online for everyone all the time, to be judged by the global community.”

Part of the Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Author Talk Series, Presented by the University Library