World Domination Through Librarianship

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“World Domination Through Librarianship” Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.

Abstract: In an era of battling walled content gardens, disruptive change, social media-enabled revolutions, and truthiness there has never been a greater need for librarians. Sorting through mountains of data, ensuring a civil discourse, repairing the fragmenting commons are vital for our country, and librarians are the right profession to lead the way. However, this is not a simple matter of declaring ourselves prepared, it will take new skills and a new librarianship not focused on buildings and artifacts. This talk lays out a foundation for this new librarianship, and a call to action to save the world.
Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Kansas.pdf
Audio: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2012/Kansas.mp3

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7 responses on “World Domination Through Librarianship

  1. Rebecca

    Just listened to this. Loved it. It was an articulation of all that I’ve been thinking since I got into libraries. The library is a bridge. It can lead to a better life and a better world. Libraries can choose to help communities experience the world around them. I’m posting this to Pinterest and sending it to all the librarians I know.

  2. Annelies

    I found this an very inspiring lecture. Just what i needed to keep on going. Thank you for also posting it online, so i have the opportunity to listen to it!

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