Bookmarks – Books to Blogs

Friday, November 16, 2007, 9:00–11:00 am
Library, Information, & Technology Services (LITS)
Information Commons (Miles-Smith)

The transition surrounding the dawning of the “information age” has engendered speculation about the shift from the printing press using movable type to the computer with its keyboard and mouse. How has this shift affected the production and distribution of, and access to information? Two days of dynamic programming at Mount Holyoke College will explore a range of issues associated with the history and the future of the book. Please join us on November 16 for interactive activities and exhibits relating to the history of book creation and publication:

Admission to the Expo and other Books to Blogs programs is free. LITS is fully accessible, and parking is available nearby. Please see our Regular Hours, Directions, and Campus Map to plan your visit.

This program is part of the Museums10 region-wide event BookMarks: A Celebration of the Art of the Book.

Other Events in the From Books to Blogs and Back Weekend:

Keynote lecture: “The Research Library in the New Age of Information”
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of Harvard University Library
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Gamble Auditorium

Lecture: “A Farewell to Gutenberg”
Friday, November 16, 11:00 am
Jason Epstein
Mount Holyoke College LITS, Dwight 101

Panel Discussion: "The Past and Future Past of the Book"
Friday, November 16, 1:30 pm
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Gamble Auditorium

  • Moderator Corey Flintoff, National Public Radio
  • Terry Belanger, University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia, founding director of Rare Book School
  • Sven Birkerts, essayist and literary critic, lecturer at Harvard University.
  • Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies, Catholic University, Washington D.C..

3:30 pm, Friday, November 16
Mount Holyoke College LITS, Williston Library Courtyard

Please visit the BookMarks Web site for more information about the Books to Blogs & Back weekend and other programs.

Museums10 is a partnership of ten museums – Amherst College Museum of Natural History, Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, National Yiddish Book Center, and Historic Deerfield – in the Upper Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, facilitated by Five Colleges, Incorporated, and dedicated to promoting the cultural riches of the region.

Museums10 and BookMarks: A Celebration of the Art of the Book is sponsored by the generous support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s John and Abigail Adams Arts Program, The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Veridian Village at Hampshire College, 88.5 FM – WFCR NPR News and Music for Western New England, WGBY, Preview Magazine, Cross-Culture Journeys, Coastal Outdoor Advertising, Marcus Printing, and Ruth and Spencer Timm.