Mapping the Community

“Mapping the Community” South Central Regional Library Council Annual Meeting. Cortland, NY.

Abstract: Libraries are changing. From a focus on collections to a focus on communities; from spaces of librarians to spaces of students, parents, faculty, and teachers. Of course all of this is just rhetoric. Real change requires tools to define the spate of services (new and old) that are needed to meet the needs of towns, college, and schools.

This session will explore the rhetoric of the new librarianship through a hands on exercise that maps the community you serve. The focus is on demonstrating real skills in the light of a new relationship between librarians and those they serve.


Mapping Conversations from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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