K-State Lecture Series

K-State Libraries Lecture Series

The Libraries Lecture Series seeks to engage the campus and Manhattan community with the Libraries through discussions on topics relevant to learning and research.

Each event features a campus or community leader and offers the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage with others. Some sessions offer panel discussions and interactions.

2024 lecture

Guest speaker Mutale Nkonde presented "What ChatGPT Doesn't Tell You" on March 19, 2024.

Nkonde is a visiting policy fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and CEO of AI for the People, a nonprofit focused on using popular culture to promote policies addressing algorithmic bias.

Watch the recording

Future events

If you are interested in participating as a speaker or panelist in the future, please contact Dean of Libraries, Joe Mocnik.

Past events

  • April 14, 2022: "Telling Our Story: Value, Impact and the Importance of Land-grant Universities" with Dr. David Rosowsky, vice president for research
  • May 1, 2023: "Enhancing NBAF's Safety Culture Through High Reliability Organization Principles" with Dr. Alfonso Clavijo, director of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility