By Mirah Dow
Members of the Flint Hills Chapter community and guests gathered on March 14 at 3:30 p.m. in William Allen White Library lobby to share a lively discussion of Alex Wright’s 2007 book, “Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages.” Dr. Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, led the discussion by immediately pointing out Wright’s central theme: the concept of information systems is not a modern construct. Those in attendance commented on Wright’s grasp of the subject matter and added their own synthesize and unique ideas and arguments.
Flint Hills Chapter sponsored Book Talk events are an opportunity for those interested in educational topics and staying up-to-date on leading issues in K-12 education to get together for informal, scholarly and professional conversations. The selected book for each event is announced prior to the event. Our goal is to host a Book Talk each semester in fall and spring. Everyone is welcome to attend.