Lecture on Researchers Information Overload
Feb 28, 2013FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. ERNEST SIMMONS, professor, Religion, and director, Dovre Center for Faith and Learning
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
LECTURE ON RESEARCHERS INFORMATION
OVERLOAD IN DIGITAL CULTURE
The Dovre Center for Faith and Learning at Concordia will present the lecture “Looking for Promises, Not for Perils: Helping Researchers Cope with Information Overload Anxiety in a Digital Culture,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. The lecture features Virginia Connell, chair of library instruction at Concordia.
Connell will focus on the ways researchers in the digital age feel overwhelmed. In the face of a flood of information, they must find good-quality resources and helping them is part of the librarian’s job. She’ll discuss ways to maintain high standards of academic work while also helping researchers feel less intimidated by their information environment.
Connell is in her fourth year as a librarian at Concordia. For the previous 20 years she divided her time as an adjunct instructor in Concordia’s English department and the Principia program. She graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., with a double-major in English and philosophy, has a master’s in English from North Carolina State University and a master’s in library and information studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
The Dovre Center aims to encourage and sustain discussion on issues relating to faith and learning. Established more than a decade ago by the Concordia Board of Regents to honor president emeritus Dr. Paul Dovre and his wife, Mardeth, the Dovre Center was one of the first of its kind in Lutheran higher education, devoted exclusively to the interaction of faith and learning.