Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians

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“Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians” University of Maryland iSchool Talk. College Park, MD.

Abstract: The days when there was a single model for a library, if they ever existed, are gone. The idea that the library is a storehouse of books and materials is gone. The notion that a library can serve off to the side of the mission of a community is gone. What’s left: the centrality of librarians in meeting the needs and aspirations of the community. This presentation presents a librarianship unencumbered by buildings or a fealty to traditions. It talks about librarians as facilitators of knowledge creation in libraries, and offices, and schools, and classrooms, and the wide reaches of the Internet.
Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2014/UMD.pdf
Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2014/UMD.mp3

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