Category Archives: Events and Presentations

Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries


The British Columbia Libraries put on an incredible event highlighting innovation in libraries and challenging librarians, politicians, administrators, and citizens to think different about libraries and impact. They have now put online videos from the summit and they are well worth the time:


The one I think you should watch immediately is Beth Davies’ Library Innovation and the Community. It is simply full of brilliant examples of facilitation and co-owning services with the community:

Also for my LIS Education colleagues there is a great set of ideas for curriculum change towards the end of Luanne Freund’s talk. And Gino Bondi makes participatory learning real.

This was an amazing event and I think it well worth your time to check out.


Expect More

“Expect More” Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries Summit. Vancouver, BC (via teleconference).



Expect More from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Mid York Quick Talk

I put this video together for the Mid Work library system trustees. THought it might be useful (and it is short):

MidYork from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Talk at the Connecticut Leadership Institute

The 4th Annual Connecticut Library Leadership Institute. In it I talk about the relationship between the library as community moving from transactions to relationships, and the library as a platform. While the audience was librarians, I believe it will also speak to community members.

Libraries of the Future

Here is a presentation I did for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library on the future of the public library. Many of these ideas found there way into Expect More

Abstract: It takes a community to raise a library.


Future of Libraries from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.