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Invitation to Attend 2010 Mayo Clinic Libraries Retreat

Dear HSLM Colleagues,

This is an invitation to attend two special sessions that are occurring on the first day of the 2010 Mayo Clinic Libraries "All Sites Retreat" on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Rochester. The sessions described below will be held in Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building, Mayo Clinic. A continental breakfast in the Plummer Library will begin at 7:15 AM followed by the morning sessions at Geffen, and we will conclude with lunch in the Plummer Library. You are also invited to join us for breakfast and lunch.

"Dr. Jack": At 8:00 AM there will be a short reading by a member of the Library staff from the book Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog. Author Matt Dacy, Illustrator Bob Morreale, Dr. Jack's owner Marcia Fritzmeier and Dr. Jack will present "Two Paws Up: The Story Behind the Story of Dr. Jack the Helping Dog". ("Dr. Jack" is a miniature pinscher and part of the Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic).


"No Time to Think": At 9:30 David M. Levy, Ph.D. will deliver a keynote address on technology and information overload entitled "No Time to Think". Dr. Levy is professor, Information School, the University of Washington, Seattle. A technologist by training, with a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford, he worked for twenty years as a researcher in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where he focused on the nature of documents and the tools used to create them. His book, Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (Arcade, 2001) explored the nature and cultural significance of the transition from paper to digital forms. During the academic year 2005-2006, he was the holder of Papamarkou Chair in Education and Technology at the Library of Congress where his research focused on information and the quality of life. Dr. Levy will share his belief that "today's information overload requires not just better management of information but the creation of space and time for thinking and reflection".

Please join us on Monday, October 11th for Dr. Jack's heartwarming story and Dr. Levy's lecture "No Time to Think". There is no formal registration and no cost, but we would like to know in advance if you will be joining us for some or all of the program, particularly if you will be joining us for breakfast or lunch so that we can make sure that we have enough food. If you are able to join us please let Barb Tarpenning know by Friday, October 1, 2010.

Here is the October 11, 2010 schedule:

7:15 - 7:45 Continental Breakfast - Plummer Library - 11th Floor Cyber Cafe
7:45 - 7:55 Walk to Geffen Auditorium, Subway Level - Gonda Building
8:00 - 9:15 Introductions & "Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog"
9:15 - 9:30 Stretch Break
9:30 - 11:00 David M. Levy, PhD: "No Time to Think" followed by Q&A
11:30 - 1:00 Time to Think Break (walk to Plummer) and LUNCH

Warm regards -- Michael

J. Michael Homan | Director of Libraries | Mayo Clinic Libraries | Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics | College of Medicine | 507-284-9595 | Assistant: 507-284-2543 | Fax: 507-284-1038 | homan@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 | www.mayoclinic.org

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