MLC Quarterly Webinar

Tuesday, 19 October at 7:00 PM EST


Recording of the event available now from the following website: 


The first SLA Military Libraries Community Quarterly Webinar was held Tuesday, 19 October at 7:00 PM EST.


R. David Lankes was kind enough to join us and discuss his book "Forged in War: How a Century of War Created Today’s Information Society.”


“Many of what we think of as Information Age tools and media --- computers, cell phones, the internet, encryption, and more --- evolved directly out of modern warfare. These tools started with World War I (which began not with arms, but with England cutting off underwater cables to Germany and isolating it), accelerated through World War II and the Cold War, and now play a center role in both declared and non-declared conflicts like election interference and cyberbattle.”


“Author David Lankes’s work has been funded by organizations such as The MacArthur Foundation, The Institute for Library and Museum Services, NASA, The U.S. Department of Education, The U.S. Department of Defense, The National Science Foundation, and The U.S. State Department. This, his latest book will help all of us learn how war has shaped our world and how to begin to create an agenda to stand down weaponized data and a media that seeks to own our personal, even intimate data like one owns a gold mine.”


Travis Ferrell

MLTW 2021 Chair