Stephen Abram, of Stephen’s Lighthouse and president of the SLA, gave a talk at McGill today, and it was exactly the sort of thing that helps keep us motivated, especially now that everyone is so busy with final assignments that are often less than exhilarating. He talked about how librarians can be innovative and make serious change in the field, and he made some distinctions between Canada and the United States, which is always interesting. He promised he’d post the slides online, so I’ll give you the update when those are available – I just couldn’t wait to post about his talk! If you’re not familiar with it, I highly suggest that you check out his blog.
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Thanks Graham. I’ll look forward to readng your blog.
Stephen spoke at my state library conference last year — it was wonderful! Very thoughtful and thought-provoking, and inspirational for me (though I’m not so sure that everyone felt that way).
Recently was reading some Australian articles on archiving theory, and it’s a very different outlook from what I’ve been taught in class. Would love to know some of the differences between the States and Canada, too.
Thanks again for the talk, and thanks for checking out my blog!
I suspect that American librarianship is more similar to Canadian practice than it is to Australian, but there are certainly interesting differences as well. I’ll see if I can find some good info for a post.