Welcome to the Expect More resource website. Throughout this site, visitors will find advocacy resources, downloadable versions of Expect More, 2nd edition, and a conversational workbook version of the Expect More text. All of these resources have been curated to help librarians, library boards, administrators, school boards, city councils, interested citizens, and many others discover why and how to expect more out of their local library, whether it be public, school, academic, special, or any other type of library organization.

Expect More is made possible by a dedicated group of organizations:

Collaboratory Members

Lead Library Partners

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library (Ohio)
  • The Northeast Kansas Library System
  • RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Library Partners

  • New York State Library
  • Maine State Library
  • Topeka Public Library (Kansas)
  • Chattanooga Public Library (Tennessee)
  • Fairfield Public Library (Connecticut)
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library (Maryland)
  • F. Franklin Moon Memorial Library, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • The Califa Library Group
  • Fayetteville Free Library (New York)
  • State Library of Pennsylvania
  • Toronto Public Library
  • California Library Association

Commercial Partners

  • Tech Logic

Education Partner

  • Syracuse University iSchool
  • Dominican University
  • University of South Carolina

Expect More is written by Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Learn more about Dr. Lankes at his website.