ALA Annual 2007 – The Ultimate Debate

LITA podcast logoNext in our series of podcasts from ALA Annual 2007 is The Ultimate Debate: Do Libraries Innovate? Moderated by LITA Vice-President Andrew Pace and featuring Joseph Janes, Stephen Abrams, and K.G. Schneider talking about libraries, innovation, and a great deal more. The audio file is rather large and lengthy (clocking in at an hour and fifty minutes) but it is worth every moment…lots of thought-provoking discussion between these three excellent speakers.

Thanks go out to Joe Fisher for the recording of this program, and dealing with the troubles related to managing an over-a-gigabyte audio file. Thanks, Joe!

And now: The Ultimate Debate.

7 thoughts on “ALA Annual 2007 – The Ultimate Debate

  1. […] I also we went to the Do Libraries Innovate? session. I have to admit, I was hoping for a livelier session. For the most part everybody was on the same page – although, I’m not sure what page that was. Something that was glossed over – and I wish had been addressed was the role of either Library (and Information Science) Schools or the vendors in innovation. There was a little bit of finger-pointing in both of those directions, but nothing ever heated to the point of what I would call “debate” as the program had been billed. Joe Janes did mention that fewer application essays focus on how the applicant likes to curl up with a good book – and made a point of how he didn’t work at a library school anyway – it’s an “Information School”. Both of which duck the question of whether library schools are graduating the kind of students that are going to make libraries innovative.  You can hear the podcast over at LITA. […]

  2. Thanks for posting the podcasts, like Karin said above, it is a great way to keep up for people that can’t travel down to see it in person

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