“The Dewey-Level Shift” WiLSWorld Conference, Madison, WI.
Abstract: The world is changing radically — just like it always has. It does no good to pretend that the field of librarianship has never encountered change at the magnitude offered by the current Internet age. Nor does it help to believe that past success in meeting the demands of a changing society was automatic or did not involve radical change. Lankes will present a discussion of current forces precipitating radical change in the field, and what shape that change might look like.