Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World

Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World

In Expect More, David Lankes, winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, walks you through what to expect out of your library....

Title:Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781477476352
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    Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World Reviews

  • Heather

    This was a concise version of the ideas I found in Lankes' Atlas of New Librarianship. It a book that all librarians who are too busy to read the entire Atlas need to read. Library boards need to read...

  • Carol Smith

    Written by the man behind the terrific Atlas of New Librarianship, this book is written for the non-librarian, urging them to "expect more" from their libraries and librarians. This is precisely what ...

  • Jay

    I am in the target market for this book - I'm on a public library board. And I helped run a subcommittee developing our recent strategic plan. I found Lankes' book to cover many of the topics we consi...

  • Max Nova

    Louisville, KY (my hometown) had a $20K competition to solicit recommendations for how to add 55,000 more college degree holders and I decided to apply with one of my pet theories about the future of ...

  • Kari

    Written not necessarily for librarians, but for community members and leaders who want to see the greatest benefit from the library for the community, beyond providing books to providing a platform fo...

  • Matthew

    I forgave the typos at the beginning, but there was a point where the typos hindered my understanding. His tone is often condescending. At times, it seemed like he was trying to take a moderate or a-p...

  • Nicholle

    I don't agree with all of his ideas and suggestions, but it had encouraging moments.By biggest question - how to do you move to a library focused on "knowledge creation" when your community expects di...

  • Lissa

    After all, I do love a challenge....

  • Buffy Hamilton

    As always, David is thought provoking. A must read for anyone who is a librarian or interested in libraries. ...

  • Samantha

    Really thought-provoking. If you've ever wanted to think about libraries as how they should be now, and some ideas for how to get there, pick up this book....