Re-Envisioning the MLS: Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians

Join us as the iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center Re-Envision the MLS with our thought leader speakers series. We are pleased to present Dr. R. David (Dave) Lankes as our first speaker on November 6, 2014. Please join us in-person or online! Details are below.

Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians
Dr. R. David Lankes discusses: 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.

When: Thursday, November 6, 4:30-5:30pm (EST; reception to follow)
Where: McKeldin Special Events Room, 6137 or online via Adobe Connect at http://umdischool.adobeconnect.com/lankes/
RSVP: Please RSVP at http://ter.ps/rsvpNov6

3 Replies to “Re-Envisioning the MLS: Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians”

  1. Note to self: Read carefully, don’t assume, and always pay attention to those crazy little hyperlinks. I was at an airport on Monday, heading to the Wisconsin Library Association’s annual conference, when I saw your, “Join us as the iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center Re-Envision the MLS” post. I quickly replied to the rsvp, before boarding another plane, excited about the opportunity to attend a live session in Syracuse. Arrived back in Syracuse last night and now see the session is actually at the University of Maryland. So I’ll grab my favorite beverage and join you – once again – online! Hope to “see you” soon. –David

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