This one hour webinar will explore how community engagement is not a position or the task within the library – it is the purpose of the library and influences all parts of the organization. Reference transform from a transaction of question answering to ongoing instruction and learning. Technical services are not acquiring and organizing materials, but building a platform for community aspirations.
Lankes will look first at a set of principles that guides a community-approach to librarianship, and then delve into specific tools and examples of transforming communities through transforming libraries.
Original broadcast September 5, 2017
R. David Lankes ~ Biography
R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.