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Alumni Seattle Alumni & Friends Speaking Event - Seven Centuries of the Library at The Queen's College, Oxford 2013-01-28 18:30:00
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A special event for UVic alumni & friends in the Seattle area:

"More fit our bright abodes, for warbling muses and inspiring gods”:
Seven Centuries of the Library at The Queen’s College, Oxford


Join us for an engaging look at the rich and varied history of books and libraries at Oxford University, with a focus on the remarkable collection at The Queen’s College where guest speaker Jonathan Bengtson was the College Librarian from 1997-2001.

Program:
6:30 p.m. - Registration
7:00 p.m. - Speaking Program
Refreshments and Networking to follow


Jonathan Bengtson, appointed University Librarian effective January 1, 2012, trained as a medievalist at Oxford and has been director of academic and special libraries in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

At the University of Toronto where he was Director of Library and Archives at the University of St. Michael’s College and the Director of Library and Archives at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Bengtson engaged with the transformations to research, teaching and learning brought on by the digital revolution.

He believes that specialized collections – such as those contained in archival and special collections are what make libraries unique and is looking forward to expanding these collections for students, faculty and community researchers.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, camping, kayaking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, squash, racquetball and beach volleyball. He also likes to travel, is the father of two young children, and is married to a librarian who he met at University College London when they were both working on their master’s of library studies.

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Location Alder Room 107, Alder Hall
University of Washington
Times 18:30:00 to 20:30:00
Pricing

Cost: $10/person (includes tax)

Please register online by January 23
or call UVic Alumni Relations toll-free 1-800-808-6828

Note that credit card payments cannot be accepted at the event.
 

Sponsor Marlene Bergstrom
250-721-6012
mbergstr@uvic.ca
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