Library as Community Hub

Ever since I read Robert Putman’s Bowling Alone (2000) and writings by Jürgen Habermas on the public sphere, I’ve been focused on the ways in which libraries build social capital.


  • The Conversation Business:  Learning, Listening, and Connecting in Libraries Today (and Tomorrow)
    Opening Presentation for SWKLS’s Tech Day 2013
  • The Conversation Business — a webinar delivered with Heather Braum and Shannon Roy for the State Library of Kansas (March 2012)

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