Author Archives: rdlankes

Nerd Absurd

I had a great time talking about the future of libraries and general issues of open access and the importance of librarians with the Nerd Absurd podcasting crew. It is a long conversation, but pretty free wheeling, have a listen: … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Irony and Lymphoma

Today I start chemotherapy. I realize for those who follow this blog that statement might come as a shock, it certainly does me. A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was in good health following seizures and illness … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Confessions of an Assistant Professor (15 years later)

I am often asked by academic librarians how to partner with tenure track faculty. I always tell them to help them with their tenure cases. Not just teach an untenured professor or his or her GA how to search: help … Continue reading

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Another (Better) Note About My Health

Last November I posted a not about my failing health. Since August I was struggling with some unknown ailment that was causing constant fatigue (sleeping 16 and 18 hours a day), shaking, headaches, and a general lack of energy. Things … Continue reading

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Learning, Information, and Technology Walk Into a Bar…

“Learning, Information, and Technology Walk Into a Bar…” Jefferson Community College Spring Convocation. Watertown, NY. Abstract: The world of learning, libraries, and technology are merging their ideas of the people who take advantage of their services. This present a great … Continue reading

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Success Through Collaboration

“Success Through Collaboration” HELIN Annual Conference. Smithfield RI. (pre-recorded) Abstract: If you want a future for libraries, it is within you, the librarians. If you want a healthy community that seeks out knowledge, and seeks informed conversation, then advocate for … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Missing the Point and 3D Printing

OK, the post by Hugh Rundle (http://hughrundle.net/2013/01/02/mission-creep-a-3d-printer-will-not-save-your-library/) has gotten some attention. Most of it expected…bleeding edge folks think we need them, plenty of folks think they are unnecessary or not ready. However, all of these arguments miss the point in … Continue reading

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