Category Archives: 2012

Expect More

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“Expect More” Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries Summit. Vancouver, BC (via teleconference). Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Vancouver-Lankes.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/Vancouver.mp3 Screencast: Expect More from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

The New Librarianship Worldview

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“The New Librarianship Worldview” Library 2.012. Web. Abstract: Your worldview dictates what is possible and often without even knowing it. This presentation to the 2.012 Conference looks at the importance of worldview and describes the rising view within librarianship focused on knowledge and community. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/2012Screen.mp3 Screencast: The New Librarianship Worldview from R. David Lankes…

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What We Do and Why We Do It …But Mostly Why We Do It

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“What We Do and Why We Do It …But Mostly Why We Do It” New Zealand Atlas Reading Group. Web. Abstract: You may never be a part of marching in the streets. I hope you never have to face a mob of looters, but you will be part of a revolution. Librarians are radical positive…

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Master Class on New Librarianship Amsterdam

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Here is the short version of this post: I did a masterclass at the Amsterdam Public Library for de Library School. You can see watch the screencast or listen to an MP3 at the end of this post. It is long (2 hours and 33 minutes). Now the long version. I had the BEST time…

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New Librarianship and the Library as Platform

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“New Librarianship and the Library as Platform” Ticer 15th International Summer School on Digital Libraries 2012, Tillburg, Netherlands. Abstract: Change in academic libraries is nothing new. From digitization of materials, to the move of scholarly communications from journals to online venues, librarians are becoming accustomed to constant reinvention. Now, however, libraries must become platforms for…

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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

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“Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities” SCRLC Leadership Luncheon Webinar. Abstract: Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community. It is only in the advancement of those we serve that we find…

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Digital Libraries as Platforms

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“Digital Libraries as Platforms” DILL Florence Residency, Web. Abstract: We must start thinking about digital libraries not as collections online, but as platforms for learning and sharing. 26 minutes. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Florence.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/Florence.mp3 Screencast:

Community Outreach/Understanding Community Needs

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“Community Outreach/Understanding Community Needs” The 4th Annual Connecticut Library Leadership Institute, West Hartford, CT. Abstract: Libraries must move from transactions to relationships. This means letting go of full control and killing the user. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/CTLeadership.mp3

The Road to Self-Publishing

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“The Road to Self-Publishing” ALA 2012 Conference Session, Anaheim, CA. Abstract: Pragmatic advice for publishing in academia Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/PubALA.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/ACRL.mp3 Screencast:

Making a New Promise With Our Communities

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“Making a New Promise With Our Communities” ALSC Leadership Meeting, Anaheim, CA. There are two versions of this presentation. The first is condensed to just my remarks. The second listing is the audio and screencast of the session including instructions for the session and a plenary discussion. Abstract: Advocacy for libraries and children’s services must…

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The Bad, The Good, and The Great

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“The Bad, The Good, and The Great” Keynote Academic Librarians 2012, Syracuse, NY. Abstract: Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services (after all a collection is only one type of service); great libraries build communities. In a time of great change and challenges to the very model of higher education, libraries must move beyond…

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New Librarianship’s New Promise

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“New Librarianship’s New Promise” Keynote New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. Abstract: We must make a promise with our communities. We promise to help them participate in the full scope and scale of today’s society. To not simply help the unemployed find a job, but to find meaning and respect. To not…

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New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again

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“New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again” Tennessee Library Association Brown Bag Series, Webinar. Abstract: This talk examines a bright future for libraries that can build strong connections with communities. This includes co-owning the library space, returning to a sharing model of libraries, and focusing on the aspirations of the community. Several examples…

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World Domination Through Librarianship

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“World Domination Through Librarianship” Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS. Abstract: In an era of battling walled content gardens, disruptive change, social media-enabled revolutions, and truthiness there has never been a greater need for librarians. Sorting through mountains of data, ensuring a civil discourse, repairing the fragmenting commons are vital for our country, and…

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Expect More

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“Expect More” Hunters and Gatherers: Reshaping College Libraries for the 21st Century, Syracuse, NY. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/OCC.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2012/OCC.mp3 Screencast:

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Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation Part 2

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“Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation Part 2″ ALA Midwinter 2012 Presidents Program, Dallas, TX. Abstract: Description from the program:   Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities: join these conversations and leave Midwinter with new tools to become a better advocate. Libraries rely on partners within the community to advocate on their behalf more than ever before.…

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Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation

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“Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation” ALA Midwinter 2012 Presidents Program, Dallas, TX. Abstract: Description from the program: Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities: join these conversations and leave Midwinter with new tools to become a better advocate. Libraries rely on partners within the community to advocate on their behalf more than ever before. But how can…

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