Digital guru to speak on the future of libraries Oct. 4

Image courtesy of Charles Henry

Charles Henry, a leader in the efforts to deepen collaborations among libraries, especially with regards to digital projects, will speak at the Central Library Oct. 4.

His talk, “’Negative Capability’ and the New Research Environment,” will be at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room with a reception to follow.

Henry, who is dean of the Frye Leadership Institute, serves as president of the Council on Library and Information Resources. He will discuss the importance of libraries building collaborations through new consortia and regional coalitions as they look to the future.

The former vice provost and university librarian at Rice University founded the first all-digital university press there. He also oversaw Rice’s Digital Library Initiative and the Digital Media Center.

Henry serves on the boards of the Center for Research Libraries and Tan Tao University in Vietnam. He is a Fulbright award winner and former Fulbright Scholar. Henry earned his doctorate in comparative literature from Columbia University.

The talk is free and open to the Vanderbilt community. More information on current CLIR projects is available by clicking on Education in a New Key: The Emerging Digital Environment for Teaching and Research.