Rebekah Buchanan, associate professor of English education at Western Illinois University, will visit the iSchool on October 14 to give a lecture addressing libraries in Norway, particularly libraries in prisons and school as well as public libraries. The talk, which is cohosted by the iSchool, Mortenson Center, and Progressive Librarians Guild, is part of the Info City Lecture series.
Her presentation, "Libraries in Norway: In prisons, in schools, and in public," will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Room 131 of the iSchool and will be streamed and recorded.
As a 2018-2019 Fulbright Roving Scholar, Buchanan spent a year in Norway conducting workshops on United States history, culture, and politics for students and teachers in upper secondary schools (videregående skoles). During this time, she also visited several Norwegian prisons.
In the U.S., Buchanan volunteers as chair of the Macomb chapter of the 3Rs (Reading Reduces Recidivism) Project. She also conducts writing workshops in prisons and juvenile detention centers, both Illinois and Philadelphia.
Info City Lectures explore how diverse groups navigate the digital age and emphasize the role of librarians and information professionals in helping people learn and use technology in their communities.