Author Archives: rdlankes

Realigning Higher Education: From Starting Them Off to Keeping Them Going

“Realigning Higher Education: From Starting Them Off to Keeping Them Going” Future Professoriate Program. Hamilton, NY. Abstract: The recent attention to MOOCs has highlighted strains in traditional models of higher education, including cost, pedagogy, scholarly communication, the role of tenure, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: For the Syracuse LIS Class of 2013

It’s four in the morning and I should be asleep. Commencement starts in 5 hours, but chemo is keeping me awake. I was planning on writing a general message to new LIS graduates, but it just kept feeling overblown and … Continue reading

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Moving Past the Deficit Model and Demonstrating Our Worth

“Moving Past the Deficit Model and Demonstrating Our Worth” Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX (via Skype). Abstract: Our communities, be they an academy or a city, are not broken. Our communities are not passive users of services … Continue reading

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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

“School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning” Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX (via Skype). Abstract: School librarians are more than teachers who work in the school library. They have the ability to bring whole new forms of instruction … Continue reading

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Personal: Use Cancer

This post is not about libraries, librarianship, or information science. If you are here for that, please skip it. I am a scholar, a librarian, a father, husband, son, brother, and much more. Yet my public face is deliberately about … Continue reading

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ILEAD USA Opening

“ILEAD USA Opening” ILEAD USA Residency, Video Conference. I apologize for the marginal video and audio quality. ILEAD USA should be releasing a better version soon…I will add a pointer here. Abstract: Librarians must build more than collection, but communities … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Rock Stars

Editorial note. After having a great conversation with folks on twitter it became apparent that I devalued youth librarianship out of hand. I apologize for that and it was not my intention. I have noted the edit below. I got … Continue reading

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