The 2002 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Flushing, N.Y., will be the site for the 2002 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, to be delivered by award-winning author Philip Pullman. "Philip Pullman's versatility as a writer for children and young adults makes him a particularly exciting choice as lecturer," said 2002 Arbuthnot Lecture Committee Chair Sara Miller. He writes contemporary fiction, Victorian thrillers, plays, picture books, and has surpassed himself with his amazing, prize-winning fantasy, the HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy.
The only publicly funded graduate library school in the New York metropolitan area, Queens College GSLIS is currently developing a certificate program for pre- and post- MLS students in public library youth services. In coordinating the lecture, Queens College GSLIS will work closely with the Queens Borough Public Library, the busiest public library in the country.
"We are delighted that we are the recipient of this distinguished lecture,"said Dr. Marianne Cooper, director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. "Professors Mary K. Chelton and Karen Patricia Smith will be working very hard in collaboration with the Queens Borough Public Library to make this event a big success for the New York metropolitan area and ALA."
The lecture will take place on the Queens College Campus at Le Frak Auditorium, at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 6 2002.