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River Forest, IL—Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway will present “Expanding Relationships: Libraries' Impact on the Global Community,” during the annual Follett Lecture on Monday, April 18 at Dominican University in River Forest.

The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center’s Martin Recital Hall on the university campus at 7900 W. Division St.

Connaway will discuss how library leaders and staff can apply a global perspective to embrace opportunities to review and revise metadata, collections and programming in order to meet global demands and diverse perspectives.

Connaway is the executive director of research for OCLC, formerly known as the Online Computer Library Center, a global library organization providing shared technology services, original research and programs for the library community.

As this year’s Follett Chair, she teaches a course in research methods and design for Ph.D. students in Dominican's School of Information Studies.

The Follett Chair in the School of Information Studies is a high academic honor established by Dominican University and the Follett Corporation in 2002.

The Follett Lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit

About Dominican University      

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering an associate of arts in liberal arts and sciences as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers doctoral degrees in information studies and applied social justice. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #11 out of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, #1 in the Midwest for Best Value and #1 in Illinois for innovation and ensuring the social mobility of its graduates. Dominican University has campuses in River Forest and Chicago.