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Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today's Complex World

Narrated by: R. David Lankes
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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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? In Expect More, David Lankes, winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, walks you through what to expect out of your library. Lankes argues that, to thrive, communities need libraries that go beyond bricks and mortar, and beyond books and literature. We need to expect more out of our libraries. They should be places of learning and advocates for our communities in terms of privacy, intellectual property, and economic development. Expect More is a rallying call to communities to raise the bar, and their expectations, for great libraries.

©2012 Richard David Lankes (P)2014 Richard David Lankes

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  • JBL
  • Jersey City, NJ United States
  • 11-01-18

Lankes is my hero!!!

Narrated by the author, this is an important book on community building, librarianship, librarians, libraries, and the community surrounding them. Lankes gives good, solid, sound, passionate advice, pertinent examples, and context. As Lankes himself says, this book and indeed good librarianship is not only important for librarians and libraries but for the citizens and communities they serve.