A panel discussion will explore the “massive revolution” over the past 15 years in how libraries operate, including their role as a neutral space to exchange ideas.

In collaboration with the Toronto Public Library and its brand new series "On Civil Society".

Tuesday March 20, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St, Toronto

No longer just book depots with "shushing" librarians, public libraries are in fact lively and interactive spaces that contend with issues of relevance to us all with accessible technology, focusing on diversity and equity in neutral public spaces and platforms for discussion and debate.

This event aims to present the most modern and cutting-edge view of what libraries do and how they serve their communities in 2018 and is presented in partnership with Prof. Paolo Granata's Readers and Readerships course and his students in the Book and Media Studies Program at St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto.

The McLuhan Salon series is generously supported by the William and Nona Heaslip Foundation.

This event (2:30 to 4:00 PM) will be held in the Atrium of Toronto Reference Library and no tickets are required.

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About the McLuhan Salons: Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, the Salons series is committed to making McLuhan’s ideas step out of the university and into the city, to better understand who we are, what matters to us, and where we might be going in a networked and rapidly changing world.