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Amanda Lawrence
David Lankes

Librarianship: Saving The World One Community At A Time

VALA2016 PLENARY SESSION 1
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 9:00 - 10:15
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-plenary-1-lankes

David Lankes

Syracuse University

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Abstract

We live in uncertain times of war, protest, terrorism, economic austerity, ecological disasters, and mass surveillance. What can librarians do to help communities in such turbulent times? Lankes will discuss how a proactive librarianship can build an alternative path to the growing “security versus freedom” narrative. Librarianship can shine in times of crisis, but it requires a focus on improving society over informing customers.

 

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