LAC Group CEO Deborah Schwarz was one of the presenters in the UMSI Bicentennial Symposium, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the University’s School of Information. Deborah attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Held October 6, 2017, the Symposium featured leaders from the fields of information, technology, libraries and entrepreneurship presenting their views on the present and future of information.
Deborah was a panel member in the session, “Law Librarianship: Reflections on the Past, Ruminations on the Future” moderated by Holly Riccio, Knowledge Management Director at law firm Nossaman LLP. Other panelists included Steve Barkan, Director of the University of Wisconsin Law Library and Barbara Garavaglia, Director of the University of Michigan Law Library.
While the UM School of Information was chartered in 1996, its origin as the University of Michigan Department of Library Science dates back to 1926. The first class graduated in 1927 and in 1928, the department was the third in the nation to be accredited by the American Library Association.