Category Archives: 2008

Blended Librarian Webcast now Streaming

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I had a great time giving a web presentation to the blended librarians group (a great group of folks headed up by Steven Bell and John Shank). You can find out more on them, and see an archive of the chat that went along with the presentation at their website. I know I didn’t have…

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Board of Advisors Presentation

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This is a streaming screencast of a presentation I did to the Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies Board of Advisors. Nothing new for folks in the library world.

Obligations and Opportunities

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“Obligations and Opportunities” IMLS Grants to States Conference, Washington, DC Abstract: A discussion of how library service should match how people build knowledge. It also discusses the obligation and power of libraries participating in their communities and society as a whole. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/IMLSStates.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2008/IMLSStates.mp3 Video: http://ptbed.org/downloads/IMLSStates.mp4 Screencast:

Reference Extract and Participatory Librarianship

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Special thanks to Julie over at strangelibrarian.org for prompting this discussion of how Reference Extract fits into the participatory librarianship umbrella. For more information on Scapes: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/blog/?p=460

The Times They are a-Changin’

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“The Times They are a-Changin’” NMRLS Annual Meeting, North Andover, MA Abstract: A discussion of how library service should match how people build knowledge. It also discusses the obligation and power of libraries participating in their communities and society as a whole. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/BosAfter.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2008/BosAft.mp3 Video: http://ptbed.org/downloads/BosAfter.mp4 Screencast:

Conversations: 2 Grand Pianos on a Stage

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“Conversations: 2 Grand Pianos on a Stage” Joint Metrowest and SEMLS Annual Council of Members, Ashland, MA. Abstract: An integration of how the concepts of participatory librarianship integrate into real tools and changes. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/BostonMorning.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2008/BosMorning.mp3 Video: http://ptbed.org/downloads/Boston-Record.mp4 Screencast:

Smithsonian Presentation Now Streaming

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You can also see it streaming at the Smithsonian site: http://www.sil.si.edu/lectures_40th_Lankes.html or download it at: http://ptbed.org/downloads/Smithsonian.mp4

Not Done Yet: Charting a New Course for Librarianship

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“Not Done Yet: Charting a New Course for Librarianship” 40th Anniversary Speakers Series, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, D.C. Abstract: A look into the past and future of libraries through the lens of participatory librarianship. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/Smithsonian.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2008/Smithsonian.mp3 Video: http://ptbed.org/downloads/Smithsonian.mp4 Smithsonian Webcast: http://www.sil.si.edu/lectures_40th_Lankes.html Screencast:

The Library as Conversation

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“The Library as Conversation” Library Adaptation: Expose Yourself, WNYLRC Conference, Buffalo, NY. Abstract: Every librarian has “the story.” That story about linking a patron to a needed social service or helping someone get a job, or simply find the perfect book. These stories lie at the heart of the library. Books, videos, web pages, these…

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The Obligation of Leadership

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“The Obligation of Leadership” 2008 LITA Forum, Cincinnati, OH. Abstract: No matter how many users one talks to in designing a system, there will be a gulf between what a user wants and what a system can do. The belief that users even know what they want, or that somehow a library can correctly interpret…

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2008 Oregon Virtual Reference Summit Videos

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Videos from this year’s Oregon Virtual Reference Summit are now available. There are some really great session. I really recommend Laural Winter’s session on what remote users want.

Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators

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“Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators: New Approaches to Information Professionals for E-Research” Oxford e-Research’08 Conference, Oxford, UK. Abstract: This paper introduces the concept of a CI-Facilitator defined as a vital member of the research enterprise who works closely with researchers to identify extant tools, data sets, and other resources that can be integrated into the process of pursuing…

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