Author Archives: rdlankes


“Continuous Learning” Opening Keynote for The Library OnConference. Online. Abstract: Librarians must build a system of continuous learning to better to engage their communities. From Alexandria to Ferguson to your back yard, librarians can make an amazing difference. Slides: … Continue reading

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Radical Librarians in Ferguson and Beyond

A militarized police force – clad in body armor, helmets, and camouflage – shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the protestors. Children huddled in their houses, unable to sleep as their parents took turns watching the front doors for … Continue reading

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Ferguson Library

I have never been to Ferguson. I have never been to the Ferguson Library. I love the Ferguson Library. Go look at this page: Now read this: I read these right after re-reading my book Expect More for … Continue reading

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Bliss in the Moment

[EDITORIAL NOTE: Putting up a post that includes the words “bliss” and “optimism” in the midst of civil unrest in Missouri, rockets in Gaza, and bedlam in the Ukraine may seem a bit tone deaf. However, I feel it appropriate … Continue reading

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A “Pre-Announcement” for My Next Book: The Boring Patient

So what the heck is a pre-announcement? Well, it is really a call for help as I continue to explore self-publishing. I am looking for advice, help, crazy ideas, and thoughts in general from the library community on how we … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited

I wrote the following post for the iSchool’s Information Space Blog. Thought folks here might find it useful. Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, … Continue reading

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New Librarianship MasterClass/MOOC Starts Monday

Just a reminder that the New Librarianship MOOC will be offered again starting on Monday. Look here for more information: Look here for self-registration information:

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