The Revolution Will Not Be Standardized
VALA2018 PLENARY SESSION 4
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 16:20 - 17:30
Brown University Library, Rhode Island
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Libraries are one of the last remaining public spaces--as a result, libraries face tremendous pressures from any number of sources. What can those of us working “behind the scenes” do to advocate for ourselves, colleagues, communities, and profession? Is it possible to reconcile surveillance hungry employers with our professional ethics? Is automation coming for our jobs?
Galvan will discuss the vital role technical services and library technologists play in shaping library cultures, how we resist, and the political implications of the systems, standards, and initiatives we support.
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