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Libraries Facilitating Conversations and Communities

“Libraries Facilitating Conversations and Communities” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX Abstract: At their core, libraries are about conveying knowledge and fostering the exchange of ideas through communication and conversation. This session examines the library’s continuing role in community … Continue reading

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Big Picture Screencast Now Available

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The Big Picture

“The Big Picture” State Library of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ Abstract: Dr. R. David Lankes of Syracuse University will discuss some of the ideas and challenges of participatory librarianship. Simply put, participatory librarianship recasts library and library practice using the fundamental … Continue reading

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Announcing the Conversants Conference

Call for Participation and Collaboration Announcing “Conversants A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times. We invite you to join the movement to create and share information through worldwide coordinated conversations. Library communities and organizations … Continue reading

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Prof. R. David Lankes receives the 2009 Emerald Outstanding Paper Award

Emerald Group Publishing of the United Kingdom has selected Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) Associate Professor R. David Lankes’ paper, “Credibility on the Internet: Shifting from Authority to Reliability,” as a 2009 Outstanding Paper Award Winner. Emerald is … Continue reading

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Nicolette Sosulski: Reference Hero

You know, I do a lot of talking about how librarians need to be less anonymous, and more personal. I should do my part as well. I not only do a lot of talking about reference, I use it too. … Continue reading

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Mashups Made Real

So I was moderating a WebWise pre-confernece on mashups with Eli Neiburger and Joe Ryan. Eli had a great observation, that data and API’s are to the information age what interchangeable spare parts were to the industrial age. APIs and … Continue reading

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