Burns to kick off National Library Week on campus

Commerce – Tuesday, April 13, 2010, the Converging Literacies Center (CLiC) will help kick off National Library Week at Texas A&M University-Commerce with a speaker event, the second in their new series "CLiC Talks."

Presentation by rhetoric and technology scholar Professor Hugh Burns of Texas Woman's University begins at 3:30, on the first floor of Gee Library on campus.

At the event, Burns will contribute recordings of lectures with key rhetoricians to the National Conversation on Writing (NCoW), a digital collection of oral histories, lectures and other artifacts about writing and writers.

The contribution itself, coupled with the lecture, brings together technology with archival work in deep collaboration with the Library--providing yet another example of the ways in which "Communities Thrive @ the Library" (National Library Week theme)

NCoW is housed at A&M-Commerce and managed by CLiC in collaboration with Gee Library. Director of Libraries Gregg Mitchell will be present to receive gift.

After presentation, will be the unveiling of a multimedia installation coordinated by CLiC. Posters, video, and other modalities introducing research projects undertaken by current PhD students exploring rhetoric in everyday, contexts will be on display and remain their throughout National Library Week.

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