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New Narratives for Librarians

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“New Narratives for Librarians” SLA Military Libraries Division Training Workshop 2015. Washington, DC. Abstract: Librarians must move past traditional narratives that are holding back the profession. Military librarians also have a special opportunity to craft a new narrative of libraries and security. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Military.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2015/Military.mp3 Screencast: New Narratives for Librarians from R. David Lankes…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 10

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 10: Dear Doctor

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 9

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 9: HemOc

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 8

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 8: Your Side Effects Will Vary

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Fear of the Dark: Crafting a Security Narrative in Libraries

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[tl;dr version: Rather than simply fight the current false dichotomy of security versus freedom, librarians should craft an alternative narrative around security through knowledge.] We fear the unknown. It is a truism from fairy tales to military strategy. The other, the alien, the undefined sets people on edge. It is also apparent in the recent…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 7

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 7: The ROC

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LIANZA Keynote Video Now Available

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If you wanted to watch my LIANZA Keynote on “Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes” it is now available at: http://webcast.gigtv.com.au/Mediasite/Play/4d8a688879144bc49d19e6f3330d74f41d?catalog=69ebd641-e877-4b28-a35e-cc8efe83e3c1&playFrom=6614&autoStart=true All of the conference keynotes are worth watching, and they can be found here: http://webcast.gigtv.com.au/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/lianza2015

Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes

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“Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes” LIANZA Annual Conference 2015. Wellington, New Zealand. Abstract: Librarians and the libraries they build are turning towards the communities they serve. Librarians have found renewed relevance and purpose in unleashing the knowledge and aspirations of the world’s towns, schools, universities, and businesses. However, this realignment can go too far…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 6

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 6: Too Much information

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I’m Looking for Doctoral Students

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Come study with me…come help me change the world. Below is the recruitment announcement for Syracuse’s Ph.D. program. I am looking for good folks to come and work with me. It is increasingly vital that we have information scientists and new faculty in the field. Let me know if you are interested. I’d love to…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 5

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 5: My Cancer is Worse Than Yours

7 White Guys and a Weather Balloon

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“7 White Guys and a Weather Balloon” MakerSpace 3.0: Retinkering Libraries. Westport, CT. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Westport.pdf Screencast:

From Bringer of Doom to Bringer of Hope

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“From Bringer of Doom to Bringer of Hope” Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association. Buffalo, NY. Abstract: By embedding librarianship directly into patient support and engaging patients as more than symptoms and diseases medical librarians can help the entire field of medicine transition to true patient centered care. In this…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 4

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 4: Dear Bringer of Doom

Day 45,626

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“Day 45,626” NYLA’s 125th Annual Conference. Lake Placid, NY. Abstract: This year NYLA celebrates its 125th anniversary (45,625 days). 45,625 days ago Melvil Dewey, one of NYLA’s founders, saw the future of libraries in standardization, efficiency, and industrialization. 45,625 days ago the future of libraries was in shared structures, shared methods, and librarians devoted to…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 3

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 3: Super Bowl Sunday

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 2

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 2: Sick and Tired in Amsterdam

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 1

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=8390 Chapter 1: Getting to Know You

The Boring Patient – Free to Download

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Last year I published a book on my journey with cancer called The Boring Patient. Since That time I have received incredible and touching feedback on how the book was helpful in others’ cancer experience, or that of a loved one. I have heard from nurses that are giving it away to patients. This kind…

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