Porterville College

CHAP looks at the future of libraries


Porterville- The Porterville College Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) presents "The Future of Libraries in the Information Age" presented by Anthony Bernier Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the PC Theater. 

Methods of gathering and disseminating information have changed dramatically in the past few decades, and those changes have impacted the traditional roles of libraries. Bernier contends that the library is changing focus from institutional goals centered on the book, to more community-based goals centered on the cultural production and experiences of local communities while remaining a key physical space for civic identity. This idea will be explored in his presentation. The presentation will take place from 7-8 p.m.in the PC Theater. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Parking permits will not be required. 

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. Additionally, a variety of field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and videos are presented throughout the year and are all open to the public. For more information about C.H.A.P. call Richard Osborne at (559) 791-2298. 

More CHAP talks are scheduled for Spring 2016. 

Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200. 

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