Professor Catharine Lumby will explore the way social media is transforming the personal lives of young people and how they form relationships. Drawing on extensive research, Professor Lumby will recount what young people have to say about love, sex and identity in the online and social media era. Examining the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly evolving media landscape, she will ask what we can all do to help young people to make ethical decisions in this complex new world. Catherine Lumby is a Professor of Media at Macquarie University. A former journalist, she is the author of six books, the founding Chair of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney and the founding Director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre at UNSW.
Former Geelong Regional Libraries staff member, Fiona Baranowski, who is remembered for her long history and valuable contribution to library services in the Geelong region, passed away suddenly in March 2015. Fiona established the Open Mind Lectures when working with us and the first lecture in the annual Open Mind Lecture Series is presented in her memory.
Monday, 8 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre