The Second Edition of Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World is now available for purchase (Expect More Collaboratory Members receive free copies).
You can purchase it from:
If you are interested in bulk discounts please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all the Collaboratory partners for their help. Keep an eye out for Greater Expectations, the Expect More Workbook for engaging your community in conversations.
Here is a brief Changelog to highlight major changes:
- Changed the acknowledgements to recognize Expect More Collaboratory partners
- Revised estimated expenditures of libraries in North America and Globally. First edition grossly underestimated them.
- Added OCLC examples of library usage.
- Added Ferguson, Calgary, an NYC examples
- Added “Third Space” as a core argument for libraries.
- Included examples like Toronto’s study pods and Fairfield’s treehouse themed children’s library.
- Updated journal and database figures
- Added Canadian statistics for literacy
- Added StoryCorp and DPLA examples for Cultural Heritage
- Added Toronto, Cuyahoga, and DC examples of supporting entrepreneurs
- Updated a lot of URL’s and mission statements.
- Added more examples in the training section
- Added the Lebanon, NH Tor case as an example of protecting intellectual safety.
- Added discussion of how communities must share limited resources and how that can lead to conflict.
- Added a discussion of hot spot lending
- Updated examples
- Incorporated Aspen Report’s People, Platform, Place
- Added section on the Community as Collection