TUESDAY, APR 4, 2017

9:00 AM

Books and Beyond: Connecting Community, Literacy, and Technology
A discussion with Tony Marx President of The New York Public Library Who: Tony Marx manages the nation’s largest library system. He is a leading voice on digital equity and literacy. What: Join us for a keynote address and conversation on how public libraries can play a pivotal role as centers of educational opportunity in communities across New York City and around the country. Why: This event is part of our Education Solutions Initiative series to inform, support, and challenge scholars, thought leaders, policymakers, and the general public to make meaningful progress on the critical issues in education today. ____________________________ More about this Event: Following his remarks, Dr. Marx joins noted NYU Steinhardt faculty for a conversation about the intersection of the work of libraries with such issues as cross-sector leadership and community engagement, access to technology, and early childhood literacy. June Ahn, Panelist Associate Professor, Learning Science Noel Anderson, Moderator Clinical Professor, Educational Leadership Fabienne Doucet, Panelist Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education ____________________________ More about Tony Marx Since 2011, Tony Marx has led The New York Public Library, the nation’s largest public library system with 18 million visits per year. At NYPL, he has expanded the Library’s role as an education provider, creating new after-school programs for children and teens, expanding English language, citizenship, computer and coding classes, and improving programming for all ages at NYPL’s 88 neighborhood branches. Under his leadership, the Library has increased access to e-books, acquired several critical archival collections,partnered with the City’s public schools to enable millions of books to circulate directly to teachers and students, and launched a pilot to provide internet access in low income homes to redress the digital divide. From 2003 to 2011, Marx served as president of Amherst College in Massachusetts, where low-income student enrollment tripled during his tenure. Before Amherst, Marx was a political science professor and director of undergraduate studies at Columbia University, a Guggenheim Fellow, and had worked on education in South Africa in the 1980s. Marx has a BA from Yale, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a PhD, also from Princeton. Seating is limited. RSVP today: http://events.nyu.edu/#!event_id/150131/view/event

Apr. 4, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street Room: Grand Hall, 5th Floor


K Sasha Best