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Re-defining the Public in Public Libraries

November 24th (Thursday) 7:00 p.m.

Room 7000, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), 515 W. Hastings St.

Speaker: Lisa Freeman

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.

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This event is part of the SFU Urban Studies Program's fall 2016 lecture series: Who Gets to Be Part of the City?

All events are FREE, but reservations are required.

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Linked speakers are all lecturers or adjunct faculty in the Urban Studies Program.