7 February 2007
Academe Meeting Program Features
Online Network Facebook
Academe will meet on Monday, February 19, 2007, at 3:15 p.m. in 1103C,
Houston Cole Library. Laurie Charnigo, Education Librarian, and Paula Barnett-Ellis, Nursing and Sciences Librarian,
will present "Reconsidering Facebook.com: The Impact of a Digital Trend on Academic Institutions."
They will present the findings from research they have conducted on the impact of Facebook, "an online academic social networking
site, on academic institutions. The discussion will include the advantages of Facebook, privacy issues involved, institutional
censorship, and how students communicate in academic environments that are becoming increasingly virtual."
Faculty and staff and other interested parties are invited to attend to become better acquainted with this online network
that so many college students are spending a great deal of time using. To learn more about Facework, go to
for news releases by using the request form at www.jsu.edu/newswire/request.