Friday, November 7 • 8:05am - 8:45am
Hyde Park Debate - Resolved: Wherever possible, library collections should be shaped by patrons, instead of by librarians.

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Opening and Closing Poll Results
Opening Statement by Rick Anderson
Opening Statement by David Magier

Response from Rick Anderson
Response from David Magier

In Favor: Rick Anderson, University of Utah
Opposed: David Magier, Princeton University

The debate will be conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience will vote their opinion on the resolution before the debate begins, and the vote totals will be recorded. Each speaker will offer a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other's statements, and then we'll open the floor to discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote will be taken. The winner of the debate is the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience have an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion, and come ready to share your opinions!

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah
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David Magier

Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Princeton University
David Magier was appointed Associate University Librarian for Collection Development at Princeton University Library in April 2008. A specialist in South Asian Studies, he previously served for 21 years as South/ Southeast Asia Librarian and Director of Area Studies at Columbia University... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 8:05am - 8:45am EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403