Here is an online presentation I did today…think of it as an appetizer for the launch of the Atlas tomorrow.
“The Post Recession Library” PLA Virtual Spring Symposium 2011, Online.
Abstract: They say a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. How can libraries and librarians use the economic downturn to reintroduce themselves to their community? How can we restructure libraries and the work of librarians for the future? What entrepreneurial services can a post-recession library offer to their communities suffering from unemployment? This session will talk about conceptual approaches and concrete examples of emerging from the downturn.
Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2011/PLA.mp3 (Sorry for the clicking…I’ll see if PLA has a better audio source)