1. Escape The Silo:
Why and How to Escape
Your Professional Silo
2. Parallel but separate
3. Library Day in the Life
Looks Like Library
4. Types of Silos
5. How silos are
6. The dangers
7. It is hardly possible to overrate the
value, in the present low state of
human improvement, of placing
human beings in contact with
persons dissimilar to themselves,
and with modes of thought and
action unlike those with which they
-John Stewart Mill
8. Why escape?
9. How to escape?
10. The illiterate of the 21st
century will not be those who
cannot read and write, but
those who cannot learn,
unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler
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17. Photo Credits
3. http://lookslikelibraryscience.com/ and http://librarydayinthelife.pbwiki.com/
7. quote - Mill, J. S., & Ashley, W. J. (1965). Principles of political economy: With some of their
applications to social philosophy. New York: A. M. Kelley, bookseller.