Libraries and Librarianship is changing. It is shifting focus from collections and buildings, to communities and civic empowerment. Where once we looked to libraries to warehouse materials, we now look to them to help forward community aspirations through knowledge and learning. With this shift comes a more hopeful and confident narratives around libraries and librarians. In our cities, our schools, our universities, our hospitals, and business libraries are essential and can be so much more than what communities expect of them.
R. David Lankes traveled the globe working with libraries, librarians, and key partners to prepare for the demands of a complex world. These pages contain information on the now completed world tour.