Richard Geiger on News Librarianship

From San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

A 2009 Lazerow Lecture Webcast: Phoenix Revisited: Musings from a News Librarian

Richard Geiger, retired Library and Research Director at The San Francisco Chronicle, SLA Fellow, and winner of the SLA John Cotton Dana Award, will regale you with tales of his three decades as a newspaper librarian at The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury–News. And yes, many of the old– time journalists did keep a fifth of booze in their bottom drawer.

Geiger has seen newsroom technology move from typewriters and Linotype machines to personal computers, websites, blogs, databases and video. He supervised the transition of newspaper libraries from clipping files, print photographs and negatives to online text and digital image archives. Geiger will discuss the current state of the news media and its impact on news libraries.

The captioned URL to the webcast is http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/media/capURL.htm#lazerow2009&menu_lazerow

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