Tag Archives: David Lankes

lean into literacy

In honour of this year’s winner of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, BC’s Superintendent of Reading, Maureen Dockendorf, and I travelled this week to Powell River Public Library. Powell River Public Library has been described as “the little … Continue reading

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connecting with community

The following is abridged from The New Library: plus ça change blog posting on the BC libraries’ Commons site. In the end, our anchors must be our mission and our community. The clarity and breadth of our mission allows us to see past what … Continue reading

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open doors, open minds

At the Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries summit in December, David Lankes told us that “a library shapes itself around the community, not the other way around.” The idea is for the library to figure out the priorities of the greater community, then … Continue reading

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