ONE KETCHIKAN ONE BOOK 2012
During the Fall 2012 semester, the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library sponsored its second One Ketchikan One Book project, and invited the community of Ketchikan to read and discuss the same book. Our selection, based on popular vote, was Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, by Sherry Turkle. The focus of our discussions was Part Two of the book, beginning on page 151. Copies of the book were available for check out at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library and at the Ketchikan Public Library.
Three events were held during the Fall semester to discuss the book and its related topics. A book discussion was held on September 26, 2012 in the Campus Library. Our second and third events were both panel discussions, moderated by Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. William Urquhart, and were held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 and Thursday, November 8, 2012. Not only did we have a physical audience present in the Campus Library, but we also had UAS distance students participating on screen through Elluminate, a distance delivery tool, through the use of a projector, laptop and microphone in the Library. Talk about "alone together" in the best sense of that catch phrase! All three events were highly interactive and, we believe, also informative and enjoyable.
In addition, a BLOG was available, so that interested readers could follow the postings of UAS Ketchikan librarians, add their own postings or comments to the postings of others, or to disagree about issues, if they wished. All events held on campus were free and open to the public and were announced in this space and on the Facebook page of the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library.
If you were present for any or all of our events, or only read Alone Together and followed the Blog, thank you for joining us!