TWU, Denton Public Library Team Up For Lecture, Festival
DENTON The Texas Woman's University School of Library
and Information Studies will present the 16th annual
Lillian Bradshaw Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the
Woman's Club Building, 610 Oakland St. The building is located
one block south of TWU's Denton campus and one-half block north
of the Emily Fowler Public Library.
The lecture will be followed by the presentation of the second
annual Godfrey Award for Library Service to Families. The events
will be held in conjunction with the Denton Public Library
System's annual Literature Festival, which begins at 9 a.m. and
continues until 1 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
Elaine Meyers, manager for children and teen services at the
Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, Ariz., will be the
featured speaker for the Bradshaw Lecture. Meyers' presentation,
titled Building with Three Pillars or, Lessons from
a Two-legged Stool, is a look at the three pillars of
library service, a concept conceived by Virginia Walter,
associate professor of the Graduate School of Education and
Information Sciences at the University of California at Los
Using the pillars the user as a reader, information
seeker and community member as a means to analyze current
practice, reveal best practice and prepare for future service
demands, Meyers suggests the community pillar is the
leg most often forgotten, resulting in instability of service.
Meyers previously served as project director for Public
Libraries as Partners in Youth Development and as coordinator of
children's and young adult services at the Phoenix Public
Library. She has been active as a leader and program presenter in
state and national organizations including the Public Library
Association and the American Library Association. Meyers
currently serves as co-chair of the Public Library
Association/Association for Library Services to Children
Preschool Literacy Initiative.
Immediately following the lecture, Richard Waters of
PROVIDENCE Associates, Inc., Library Consultants and Planners
will present the 2002 Godfrey Award to the Enoch Pratt Free
Library in Baltimore, Md. The award, which includes $2,500 and a
small sculpture for public display, honors a public library for
outstanding programming for young children and families. The
Enoch Pratt Free Library's Mother Goose on the Loose
program was recognized as a strong contributor to a comprehensive
set of library goals relating to children's services.
The award is administered by the Center for Consulting in the
School of Library and Information Studies at TWU.
For more information on the Bradshaw Lecture or the Godfrey
Award, contact the TWU School of Library and Information Studies
at (940) 898-2602.
For Further Information Contact:
Tel: (940) 898-3456