Re-defining the Public in Public Libraries

About the Event

Lisa Freeman will discuss the changing role of public libraries in the context of urban governance. Public libraries in Canada are increasingly being compared to public spaces for multiple and diverse publics. In her work, Lisa asks how the publicness of the library is performed in the context of austerity measures and municipal governance. This research raises important questions about the role of citizen boards in governing changing public spaces in our cities. Frank Cunningham will respond to Lisa and instigate a discussion with her and the audience.

Speaker: Lisa Freeman

This event is FREE to attend, reigstration is highly recommended. Reserve your seats now


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Event Date

November 24, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm


SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000
515 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC

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