Author Archives: rdlankes

Mundane Miracles

For the past three days I’ve lay in a bed as my blood flows from my chest into a machine that separates out my stem cells and then back into my chest. The stem cells are pumped throughout the day … Continue reading

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Cancer Category/Post

I’ve created a new WordPress category for my cancer related posts. I’ve also added a sub-menu for the cancer posts under the “About R. David Lankes” menu.

Posted in Biography, Cancer | 1 Comment

Exploring Digital Libraries

I was delighted to find a copy of Karen Calhoun’s Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects in my mail. While many may know of my more recent work around new librarianship, I spent a good amount of my time as … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: PET Scans and Water

I tell you the following story of what happened to me today to: To amuse the twisted and snarky As a cautionary tale for those who seek to serve To let those following my health know about the results of … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond the Bullet Points, Biography, Cancer, New/Participatory Librarianship | 19 Comments

Libraries as Community

“Libraries as Community” Information Resource Center Directors (branch libraries in US Embassies) from East and Central Africa, U.S. Embassy, Kigali (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: As professional services (medicine, higher education) move to a more participatory approach, so too should libraries. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, New/Participatory Librarianship, Presentation | 2 Comments

The Bad, The Good, and The Great

“The Bad, The Good, and The Great” 2nd Annual Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: It is not the collection or array of services that makes a library great, it is the difference it makes in the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: When will the Mission Die?

I asked my doctor how I would die. Her answer was that If this treatment didn’t work we had more treatments after that and another treatment after that and still more tries after that. And if all that doesn’t work … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond the Bullet Points, Cancer | 10 Comments