Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science hosted its fifth annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium on Feb. 1 in an all-day program that included a keynote address on the role of libraries in the Internet age, morning and afternoon breakout sessions on several key topics, and a poster session featuring 21 presentations among them DCLA’s presentation on Sister Libraries and membership in DCLA. DCLA board member Barbara Conaty organized the poster featuring ALA’s initiative to promote Sister Libraries and especially noted DCLA’s 2011 workshop on the initiative. DCLA president Jacqueline Protka introduced the newly-redesigned membership brochure and spoke to many attendees about the benefits of DCLA participation. DCLA board member Karen Quash Martin staffed the booth during the 90-minute session and encouraged visitors to gather items from the generous supply of handouts about DCLA and ALA.
DCLA poster featuring Sister Libraries
Speaker Lee Rainie’s slide showing the growth of social networking
Speaker Lee Rainie, director, Pew Internet and American Life Project on the topic of the changing role of libraries
David Shumaker, professor at CUA, at DCLA poster
Karen Quash Martin, DCLA Board member with student
Poster session with 21 presentations
Photos courtesy of Barbara Conaty, DCLA Board Member.