“What Higher Education Can Learn From Libraries” Hamilton College Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecture. Clinton NY.
Abstract: The recent attention to MOOCs has highlighted strains in traditional models of higher education, including cost, pedagogy, scholarly communication, the role of tenure, and the appropriate incorporation of technology into teaching and scholarship. In this presentation Lankes will explore the larger shift in higher education from preparing students for their first job, to being an institution of lifelong learning. He will focus on how existing approaches in libraries actually provide models for this transformation.