The Graduate Center Library is pleased to welcome Brewster Kahle to give the 2015 Friends of the Library Annual Lecture on Monday, April 20, 1-3pm. He will be introduced by Professor William P. Kelly. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided.
Brewster Kahle at the Graduate Center
April 20, 2015
Skylight Room, 9th floor
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Brewster Kahle is a leader of digital stewardship for the world’s heritage. He founded the Internet Archive in 1996 to strive for “universal access to all knowledge.” Kahle serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, the Television Archive, and the Internet Archive. His work with the Internet Archive was recently profiled in The New Yorker magazine in a piece by Jill Lepore.
William P. Kelly served as Graduate Center provost and senior vice president (1998–2005) and president (2005–June 30, 2013). A distinguished American literature scholar and an expert on the works of James Fenimore Cooper, his essays and reviews have appeared in a broad range of publications, including the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review, and the American Scholar. Kelly is the vice chairman of the CUNY Research Foundation and serves as a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mina Rees Library. Co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative.