Category Archives: 2014

LibOnCon

“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 … Continue reading

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Innovation in the Country

“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 … Continue reading

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The Faithful and the Radicals

“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. … Continue reading

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The Community is Your Collection

“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

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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

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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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