Library and Archives Canada presents:
Alberto Manguel, director of the National Library of Argentina
"Alexandria in the 21st century: How can a library help us become better citizens?"
The presentation will be delivered in French with simultaneous English translation, followed by a question period.
If you cannot attend in person, you can follow the proceedings on Twitter using the hashtag #RWSS.
The Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars are a lecture series focused on informing and disseminating strategic thinking in the domains of information science, archival science, history, etc. Lecturers are invited by Library and Archives Canada from the academic, public and private sectors, and include scholars and practitioners.
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Date: January 11, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
Alberto Manguel is a Canadian-Argentinian writer, translator, editor and critic, who was born in Buenos Aires in 1948. He has published several novels, including News From a Foreign Country Came and All Men Are Liars. He has also written works of non-fiction, such as Curiosity; With Borges; A History of Reading; The Library at Night; and together with Gianni Guadalupi compiled The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Manguel has received numerous international awards, among them the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters from France. He holds honorary doctorates from York and Ottawa universities in Canada, Liège in Belgium, and Anglo Ruskin, in Cambridge, England. Currently, Manguel is the director of the National Library of Argentina.