Category Archives: 2014

Parable of the 42 Steps

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“Parable of the 42 Steps” Closing keynote for the ILEAD U 2014 Cohort. Springfield, IL. Abstract: Ending presentation to ILEAD U 2014 on how my trials with cancer have taught me to move forward in a world that often seeks to set us back. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2014/42paces.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2014/End.mp3 Screencast: Parable of the 42 Steps from…

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Publisher of the Community: We’re All Doomed

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“Publisher of the Community: We’re All Doomed” Closing keynote for the NISO Workshop on “Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform: Challenges and Opportunities.” Abstract: We need to build platforms for scholarship and knowledge development, not information and content delivery. These platforms are not about APIs and eContent, but about people and content. We…

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Mapping the Community

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“Mapping the Community” South Central Regional Library Council Annual Meeting. Cortland, NY. Abstract: Libraries are changing. From a focus on collections to a focus on communities; from spaces of librarians to spaces of students, parents, faculty, and teachers. Of course all of this is just rhetoric. Real change requires tools to define the spate of…

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LibOnCon

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“Continuous Learning” Opening Keynote for The Library OnConference. Online. Abstract: Librarians must build a system of continuous learning to better to engage their communities. From Alexandria to Ferguson to your back yard, librarians can make an amazing difference. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2014/LibOnCon.pdf Screencast:

Innovation in the Country

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“Innovation in the Country” Keynote for ILEAD USA. Abstract: Innovation should look like Silicon Valley…if you serve Silicon Valley. Otherwise, it should look like your community. I tried something different for this one…live video with on screen pop ups. Please let me know if you like it or how it could be better. Screencast: Innovation…

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The Faithful and the Radicals

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“The Faithful and the Radicals” Opening Keynote for Expect More, The NYLA-SSL Annual Conference 2014. Syracuse, NY. Abstract: School librarians must have faith in the work and the work of their colleagues. Yet faith alone will not advance the cause. Advancing school librarianship requires radical action. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2014/CNYSchoolLibraries.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2014/cny.mp3

The Community is Your Collection

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“The Community is Your Collection” Closing Keynote for ILEADU March Session. Springfield, IL (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: Librarians build tools to enhance their true collection – the communities they serve. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2014/ILEADUSitting.mp3

Libraries as Community

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“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. This presentation discusses how the mission of librarians pushes libraries past documents and spaces to…

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The Bad, The Good, and The Great

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“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 community. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2014/Wisc-Lankes.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2014/WiscScreen.mp3 Screencast: The Bad, The Good, and The Great from R.…

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