Category Archives: 2010

Libraries of the Future

“Libraries of the Future” Presentation to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX. Abstract: It takes a community to raise a library. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/DallasPL.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Pod/2010/Dallas-Short.mp3 Screencast: Future of Libraries from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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Libraries and Broadband: Becoming Radical Change Agents in Our Communities

“Libraries and Broadband: Becoming Radical Change Agents in Our Communities” Vermont FiberConnect: The Library Link Summit, Stowe, VT. Abstract: And so we come to the point. Why bring broadband libraries. We don’t do it as a means to bring facebook … Continue reading

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The Librarian Militant, The Librarian Triumphant

“The Librarian Militant, The Librarian Triumphant” NEXT: A Library Futures Symposium, The Alberta Library, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Abstract: What will kill this profession is not ebooks, amazon, or Google. It will be a lack of imagination. An inability to see … Continue reading

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You Must Focus on Connection Management Instead of Collection Management

“You Must Focus on Connection Management Instead of Collection Management” Allegheny County Library Association, Pittsburgh, PA. Abstract: A longer presentation of new librarianship Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/Pittsburgh.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2010/Pittsburgh.mp3 Screencast: You Must Focus on Connection Management Instead of Collection Management from R. … Continue reading

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Killing the User and Other Necessary Acts

“Killing the User and Other Necessary Acts” Keynote, Polaris Users Group Annual Meeting, Syracuse, NY. Abstract: You are not a user, you are not a customer, or consumer – you are a participant in control of your world and able … Continue reading

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The New Librarianship in the Age of the Ebook

“The New Librarianship in the Age of the Ebook” Closing Keynote, ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point, Library Journal/School Library Journal Virtual Summit. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/eBooks.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2010/eBooks.mp3 Screencast: The New Librarianship in the Age of the Ebook from R. David … Continue reading

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Reference in the Crowd

“Reference in the Crowd” Trendy Topics Online Conference on Digital Reference, http://www.trendytopics.info/ This was a presentation done as part of the outstanding series of Trendy Topics Online conferences. The full archive of all the conference presenations plus past and future … Continue reading

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