Dates: December 8-12, 2014 Where: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6442 Question: the Atlas was all about defining a librarian, not libraries. While there are certainly a lot of definitive statements on what a library is, do these hold up when you change the definition of a librarian? Also, many of these focus on collections, not communities. How do you define a library in a truly participatory way. Why It Matters: Understanding the underlying definition of library builds communities and can guide librarians and their communities in developing services, policies, and support models. There are a near infinite set of services a library could offer, but which ones make sense and how do we chose? Are there tools and similarities across library types that still make sense.
David Lankes sits down with Lane Wilkinson, Kim Silk, Wendy Newman, and Lauren Britton to talk through the topic (44 minutes):
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