News / PittASIS&T To Host Presentation on April 14, 2008


PittASIS&T will host a presentation on "Exploring the Impact of Google on Libraries" on Monday, April 14 at 12:00 noon in Room 403 at the School of Information Sciences.  The presentation will feature Paul Mecklenburg, Google Software Engineer, and Kate Wenger, Reference Librarian at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA.  The event is open to the public and coffee and refreshments will be served.

Mecklenburg and Wenger will explore how Google and libraries interact. Given that Google's mission is to “organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful,” it is no surprise that the activities of Google and libraries intersect. Google’s ease of use has changed the expectations of library users, prompting changes within library technology. In addition, Google’s many tools, such as Google Docs and Google Custom Search Engine, are useful for many organizations, including libraries. This presentation will also look at how libraries utilize Google Scholar and Google Book Search.

The event is sponsored by PittASIS&T, the student chapter of the American Society of Information Science & Technology at the School of Information Sciences. For more information about the organization, please visit