iSchool Lecture and Discussion Opportunities: Dec. 2nd

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, and other Faculty,

The Faculty of Information is pleased to invite you to an evening with Dr. Haim Gernter, Director of Archives and the Fred Hillman Chair of Holocaust Documentation at Yad Vashem, Israel, Wednesday December 2nd 6:00 pm at Innis Town Hall. Dr. Gertner, the guest lecturer at the 2015 Ian P. Sharp Lectureship in Information Science will, speak on the topic of Technology Serves Remembrance: Yad Vashem’s Breakthroughs in Accessing Holocaust Documentation. Yad Vashem, Israel is the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. Dr. Gertner leads an extensive project to collect all historical and personal Holocaust-related documentation and to make it openly accessible to the public through an innovative amalgamation of content and technology.

Join us for a dynamic and insightful conversation about one of the most significant intergenerational and international initiatives of our time. See the attached flyer for details and visit to register.

In conjunction with the I. P. Sharp Lecture on December 2nd, we invite you to join us for an engaging panel discusion on the increasing importance of digital archives in the curation of intergenerational narratives. December 2nd from 12:00 – 1:30 at the Coach House Institute (39A Queen’s Park Cres. East). Everyone is welcome. The discussion will be of particular interest to students in the ARM and LIS concentrations. See attached flyer for details and please share among your networks. Hope to see you there!


Dr Seamus Ross
Dean and Professor
Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

I.P. Sharp Lecture – Dec. 2/15 Coach House


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