Category Archives: 2013

Library as Facilitator

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“Library as Facilitator” KUB Project, Sweden (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: What makes libraries able facilitators? What differentiates them from other professions or organizations in the mission of knowledge creation? Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/EU.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/EU.mp3 Screencast: Library as Facilitator from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead

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“Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead” The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened! Fayetteville, NY. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/SLA.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/SLA.mp3 Screencast: Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

The Mortal in the Portal or Why Almost Everything you Learned in Library School is Wrong

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“The Mortal in the Portal or Why Almost Everything you Learned in Library School is Wrong” Digital Library Federation Annual Forum. Austin, TX (via Video Conference). Abstract: Digital libraries must be active, human-driven conversations. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/DLF.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/DLF.mp3 Screencast: The Mortal in the Portal or Why Almost Everything you Learned in Library School is Wrong…

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Community as Collection

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“Community as Collection” iGroup Users Group Meeting. Singapore (via Video Conference). Abstract: The future of libraries rest not in their collections, but in their engagement with the communities they serve. Libraries are learning institutions that facilitate knowledge creation. This presentation will highlight a new approach to library service and the role of librarians with the…

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ILEAD USA Conclusion

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“ILEAD USA Conclusion” ILEAD USA. Pre-Recorded. Abstract: Lessons learned from cancer and how they apply to librarians. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/ILEADEnd.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/ILEADEnd.mp3 Screencast: ILEAD USA Conclusion from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Changing Literacy Changes Literacy Organizations

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“Changing Literacy Changes Literacy Organizations” Unspoken Conference. Utica, NY. Abstract: Changing views of literacy changes literacy organizations like libraries. This presentation for a non-library audience discusses these changes. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/Utica.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/Utica.mp3 Screencast: Utica from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

From Loaning to Learning

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“From Loaning to Learning” Slovenian Library Association Congress. Lasko, Slovinia (via telecast). Abstract: We live in a time of great opportunity in libraries. New technologies, and new approaches to knowledge have opened up new possibilities for libraries and librarians. This presentation looks at the role of the library in “post-document” world, where the focus of…

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New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study

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“New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study” Internet Librarians International Pre-Conference. London, UK (Screencast). Abstract: A review of the New Librarianship MOOC and a discussion of MOOCs and the opportunitiess for libraries. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/MOOCLondon.mp3 Screencast: New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

What Higher Education Can Learn From Libraries

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“What Higher Education Can Learn From Libraries” Hamilton College Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecture. Clinton NY. Abstract: The recent attention to MOOCs has highlighted strains in traditional models of higher education, including cost, pedagogy, scholarly communication, the role of tenure, and the appropriate incorporation of technology into teaching and scholarship. In this presentation Lankes…

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Engineers of Innovation

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“Engineers of Innovation” NCSLMA 2013 Annual Conference. Winston-Salem, NC. Abstract: Innovation is a term with baggage. To some it is a nebulous concept thrown around to little effect. To others, it is a daunting task reserved for a few visionaries. In this presentation Lankes will talk about how innovation is the job of every librarian.…

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New Librarianship Master Class: MOOC Statistics

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“New Librarianship Master Class: MOOC Statistics” Pushing the Envelope in Education: Roles for Libraries-MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification. Toronto, CA. (via Skype) Abstract: A quick overview of the New Librarianship MOOC with some conclusions and statistics. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/MOOCStats.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/MoocToronto.mp3 Screencast: New Librarianship Master Class from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Realigning Higher Education: From Starting Them Off to Keeping Them Going

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“Realigning Higher Education: From Starting Them Off to Keeping Them Going” Future Professoriate Program. Hamilton, NY. Abstract: The recent attention to MOOCs has highlighted strains in traditional models of higher education, including cost, pedagogy, scholarly communication, the role of tenure, and the appropriate incorporation of technology into teaching and scholarship. In this presentation Prof. Lankes…

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Moving Past the Deficit Model and Demonstrating Our Worth

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“Moving Past the Deficit Model and Demonstrating Our Worth” Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX (via Skype). Abstract: Our communities, be they an academy or a city, are not broken. Our communities are not passive users of services or consumers of reading. Our communities are our true collection. Their expertise, inventiveness, and experiences…

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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

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“School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning” Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX (via Skype). Abstract: School librarians are more than teachers who work in the school library. They have the ability to bring whole new forms of instruction into a school. This session will cover new ideas and examples of school librarians moving…

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ILEAD USA Opening

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“ILEAD USA Opening” ILEAD USA Residency, Video Conference. I apologize for the marginal video and audio quality. ILEAD USA should be releasing a better version soon…I will add a pointer here. Abstract: Librarians must build more than collection, but communities and conversations. Audio:¬†http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/ILEADUSA.mp3 Screencast: ILEADUSA Keynote from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Learning, Information, and Technology Walk Into a Bar…

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“Learning, Information, and Technology Walk Into a Bar…” Jefferson Community College Spring Convocation. Watertown, NY. Abstract: The world of learning, libraries, and technology are merging their ideas of the people who take advantage of their services. This present a great opportunity in community colleges and higher education in general to think about community focused education.…

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Success Through Collaboration

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“Success Through Collaboration” HELIN Annual Conference. Smithfield RI. (pre-recorded) Abstract: If you want a future for libraries, it is within you, the librarians. If you want a healthy community that seeks out knowledge, and seeks informed conversation, then advocate for it beyond your walls. If you want your library to thrive, the community must thrive.…

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