I have the honor of addressing two group of librarians later this week. The theme of the VAASL regional conferences this year is Libraries for the People. Simple and powerful…that’s what libraries are all about. As the librarians in the Libraries Will Survive video remind us: as long as there are patrons, librarians will find a way to serve them despite funding cuts and calls for their dismantling. Let me make this clear: librarians are needed more than ever.
I will be talking about how LibraryThing saved my social media life, providing a place where people come together around shared interests. It unites rather than divides. And, I will be spending time with the group exploring the Digital Public Library of Virginia and brainstorming ideas for using these kinds of digital materials.
Here are the slides:
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