Libraries have existed for millennia, but today many question their necessity. In an ever-more digital and connected world, do we still need places of books in our towns, colleges, or schools? If libraries aren’t about books, what are they about? The Tech Logic Expect More Interactive Speaker Series, inspired by “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World,” written by David Lankes, intends to find out.
The interactive Tech Logic lecture series includes keynotes, workshops, and panel presentations around the globe over the next 14 months, complementing other Expect More events. It will highlight organizations leading the charge for a new librarianship, and include the release of new tools and educational opportunities — all aimed at equipping librarians to bring cutting-edge services and thinking to their communities.
R. David Lankes is a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. A passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society, he also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship, co-published by the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, and MIT Press, won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.
Lori Bowen Ayre, MLIS is a nationally recognized expert in automated materials handling, RFID, library workflow optimization, and open source library system software. After forming The Galecia Group in 2000, she has worked with a variety of libraries and consortia in the areas of materials handling analysis, interlibrary delivery, Lean and workflow optimization, RFID evaluation and procurement, resource sharing and more.
Cheryl Gould is a learning facilitator who combines a deep understanding of how we learn with social cognitive neuroscience research and the skills of improvisation to build competencies, create relationships and allow people to think in new ways. She facilitates team building, leadership and training for Fully Engaged Libraries.
Videos from each of the EXPECT MORE event locations are available to view on this page.
Library Journal Design Institute — Bozeman, MT 5/6
Massachusetts Library Association — Hyannis, MA 5/16 – 5/18
ALA Annual Conference — Orlando, FL 6/23 – 6/28
IFLA Conference — Columbus, OH 8/13 – 8/19
Illinois Library Association — Rosemount, IL 10/18 – 10/20