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RPC Research Brown Bag Lunch Schedule

All brown bags take place in Room 428 Library, from noon to 1:00 pm. on the date indicated.

Speakers & Topics
January 30, 2008 JoAnn Jacoby and Lynne Rudasill:  "User-centered web design for librarians."  
February 27, 2008 Sue Searing: "Reference publishing for and about women from the advent of the women’s liberation movement (circa 1966) to the present day." Janice Pilch: "International copyright: A guide for librarians and educators."
March 26, 2008 Lori Mestre: "Survey of multicultural librarianship." Cherié Weible: "Swords and plowshares: historical account records of ancestral involvement in the Civil War and the participation of the agrarian workforce."
April 30, 2008 John Wagstaff: "Musicologist Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht and his Handworterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie." Paula Carns: "What's love got to do with it? Courtly imagery on French Gothic ivory writing tablets."
May 28, 2008 Adriana Cuervo : "A census of electronic music collections in the United States." Yoo-Seong Song: "Marketing digital library services: Constructing new brand identities and value propositions."
Feb 24, 2009 Travis McDade: "Torn from their bindings : a study in litograph theft." Caroline Szylowicz: "Proustian puzzles and dominoes." 
March 10, 2009 Cherie Weible: "Swords and plowshares : historical research on the Civil War period." Jennifer Hain Teper: "Assessing materials for large scale digitization : what can and cannot be mass digitized due to condition and format."
April 21, 2009 Jim Hahn: "Mobile informatics : a usability study of the remediation of Wikipedia into iPod."   
May 5, 2009 Lisa Hinchliffe: "Testing the usability of library video tutorials."  

What: One or two members of the faculty will give a short presentation about research they are thinking of doing, are doing, or have recently done.   Each speaker will have 30 minutes that they can parse however they like -- 20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for discussion; 30 minutes for discussion; etc.  Presentations need not be "formal".

Why:  We expect these sessions to be a way to inform our faculty about projects their colleagues are working on; a place to get ideas for how a project might be enhanced; a place to get ideas for research; a place to "practice" a talk; a place to find unexpected colleagues with whom to consult or work . . . and, of course, a place to have a stimulating lunch with your colleagues!

Who:  YOU?  Send your name and a title for the program you'd like to discuss at a Brown Bag to the RPC Chair.  If more than two speakers volunteer for a date, the additional volunteers will be invited to talk at another session.   The RPC will announce the slate of speakers a day or two before each session.

When:  Noon to 1:00 pm. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Where:  428 Library.

Lunch:  Bring your own.