We do this through programs, publications, volunteering, and networking.
Maybe this does not make much sense, but when you consider that by doing what we do (I mean ALCTS as an organization) we are guiding people into new areas of interest, exposing them to new ways of doing things, in effect, lighting their way down a path that they may not have taken.
We need to create an environment where process innovation is the norm. Most libraries are doing digital “projects” rather than digital “programs.” All digital efforts should include preservation planning. The goal of searching is getting people to related “stuff.” Systems being developed now should support the way people search.
Searching should be able to support exploration across data type boundaries: facet where metadata exists; cluster where it doesn’t.
Davenport served on the ALA Executive Board from 2002 to 2005 and was elected to the ALA Council for the 1999–2002 term.