Please don’t delay in registering for the Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries Summit, planned for December 6 (evening) and 7 in Vancouver. This is an excellent opportunity to network with library leaders (who are always assessing potential employees), as well as hear from a renowned leader and thinker on the future of libraries. Student registrations are limited, and there are only a few seats left. (Down to under 5 according to my sources today.)Leading Libraries Start with Community
A changing economy, a more diverse culture, a new information landscape; today’s citizen needs more knowledge, more quickly and from more sources than ever before, and they will be coming to libraries to get it. Will we be ready? Keynote speaker David Lankes makes it clear that libraries can and should be more than we expect, and shows how to get there. David Lankes is a professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuase University, and Director of the Information Institute at Syracuse. He is also the author of Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World as well as the award-winning Atlas of New Librarianship. You can explore more of his views on the future of libraries at his blog.
Where does library innovation start? It begins when we reach past the traditional roles of the library. It begins when we reach into our community, engaging, understanding and better serving its needs. It begins when we reach out, creating partnerships and connections that strengthen the economic, social and creative life of the patrons we serve.
It begins when we start to expect more: from ourselves, from our libraries, and for the future of our communities.
If you expect more and want to explore the possibilities of innovation, join David Lankes, Ken Roberts, Andrew Petter and community and library leaders from across B.C. to examine how libraries can become the heart of a flexible, healthy community at the Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries Summit.
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