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Panel: Participatory Librarianship

“Panel: Participatory Librarianship” ALISE Conference, Denver, CO. Abstract: Presentations on the theory and reality of participatory concepts. Todd Marshall(Syracuse) on the Theoretical underpinnings of participatory networks Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2009/Marshall.pdf David Pimentel(Syracuse) and his examination of organizing principles in participatory environments http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2009/Pim.pdf … Continue reading

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Useless

“Useless” Denver, CO. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/Useless.pdf

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Participatory Digital Libraries

Under the rubric “there is nothing new under the sun,” see the excellent article on Participatory Digital Libraries from 1999 by Diane H. Sonnenwald, Gary Marchionini, Barbara M. Wildemuth, Bert J. Dempsey, Charles L. Viles, Helen R. Tibbo, and John … Continue reading

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Bullet Point: “Participatory Librarianship and Digital libraries”

OK, a change of pace from the verbose rhetoric. Some of you may know I teach digital libraries at Syracuse. I put this together to explain the link between participatory librarianship and digital libraries. A lot of this is discussed … Continue reading

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Librarian: Best Careers in 2009

Saw this on Gerry McKiernan’s post and thoguht I’d share too: http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2008/12/11/best-careers-2009-librarian.htm U.S. News & World Report says that librarianship is one of the best careers for 2009. I like the write up too: “That effort to land a job … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: The Annoyed Librarian

OK, I never got all the work up with the Annoyed Librarian at Library Journal’s site. Of course, that was before I was written up. It appears the Annoyed Librarian isn’t a big proponent of Reference Extract. That’s fine. Saying … Continue reading

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Remembering Bob Taylor

Today Robert Taylor passed away. Bob has had an immense impact on the field of library and information science. He was the dean at Syracuse who transformed the library science program into the School of Information Studies. He is also … Continue reading

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