What We Do and Why We Do It …But Mostly Why We Do It

“What We Do and Why We Do It …But Mostly Why We Do It” New Zealand Atlas Reading Group. Web.

Abstract: You may never be a part of marching in the streets. I hope you never have to face a mob of looters, but you will be part of a revolution. Librarians are radical positive change agents in their community. In the academy, in schools, in the public, government, and business, librarians are storming the barricades of ignorance and fighting for knowledge and community improvement.

You cannot fight this fight from the safety of the stacks, nor behind the security of the reference desk. Librarianship has helped shape and guide the world for millennia, and now it is your turn to take up that charge.

Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/NZ.pdf

Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/NZScreen.mp3



Screencast:

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  2. megan says:

    I’ve just listened through to this session again & wanted to say a *huge* thanks for taking the time out to talk with us in New Zealand. I’m so looking forward to the discussion groups that we have coming up here in October & am really excited that there are colleagues here to discuss the ideas in the book. I really appreciate the time you took to join us online.

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