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Presentations from 2011

A New Librarianship for a New Age

“A New Librarianship for a New Age” 57ยบ Congresso nazionale AIB (57th National Congress of the Italian Library Association), Rome, Italy Abstract (English): A new librarianship is emerging, taking the lessons learned over that nearly 3,000 year history to forge … Continue reading

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Librarians as Change Agents

“Librarians as Change Agents” Video Webchat, U.S. Embassy in Rome, Rome, Italy. Abstract: This is more a recorded conversation than a formal presentation. How can librarians promote social change? Join Professor R. David Lankes from Syracuse University’s School of Information … Continue reading

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Expect More: Service is Proactive

“Expect More: Service is Proactive” CARLI Virtual Meeting, Webcast. Abstract: There is an old joke that goes “what do you call three librarians at a bar?” “A consortium.” The library field does have a lot of consortia. This is a … Continue reading

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Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks

“Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks” PLS President’s Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Abstract: Imagine libraries are places to learn and create, not consume and check out. Imagine the day when … Continue reading

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Building the Skills of Library and Museum Professionals

“Building the Skills of Library and Museum Professionals” Lecture to the Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture Summit, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria. Abstract: This is the world we have asked for, this is the world we … Continue reading

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Killing the Library Quickly

A few weeks ago I did the Keynote at NELA and it was received very well, including a very thoughtful blog post by Agnostic, Maybe. I needed to create shorter more pithy version for the iSchools webpage, and so edited … Continue reading

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Killing Librarianship

“Killing Librarianship” Keynote New England Library Association Annual Conference, Burlington, VT. Abstract: What might kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon or Google, but a lack of imagination. We must envision a bright future for librarians and the communities they … Continue reading

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