Category Archives: Expect More

Expect More: Why Libraries Cannot Become STEM Educators

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“Expect More: Why Libraries Cannot Become STEM Educators” Public Libraries and STEM. Denver, CO. Abstract: A discussion of how librarians should seek to facilitate STEM learning over transforming all librarians into STEM educators. Also a discussion of how librarians must bring with them their values of equity in any partnership. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/STEM.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2015/STEM.mp3 Conference…

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Expect More: Why Libraries Cannot Become STEM Educators

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Expect More: Why Libraries Cannot Become STEM Educators. Lankes, R. D (2015). Public Libraries and STEM Conference.   ABSTRACT: America’s public libraries can play an important role in furthering STEM education. However, this will be true only if STEM learning efforts focus on librarians and librarians acting as facilitators. Any effort to transform librarians into…

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The OLA Super Conference joins the Expect More World Tour!

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I’ll be doing to Wednesday afternoon keynote at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference January 27th, 2016. Title: The Obligation of Innovation Abstract: Librarians must lead their communities in innovation by example. If our libraries are to be incubators of new ideas, librarians must model creativity, adaptability, continuous learning, and leading change that makes a…

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The Changing Role of Librarians in Learning

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“The Changing Role of Librarians in Learning” Vatican Library School Lecture. Rome, Italy. Abstract: As our understanding of learning has changed, so too must librarianship. As we have moved from teaching an act done to people to learning as an act controlled by the individuals, librarianship shifts from passive transmission of information to active facilitation…

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Community as Collection

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“Community as Collection” Workshop at the Sangiorgio Library in Pistoia. Pistoia, Italy. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Pistoia.pdf Workshop Flyer: Flyer Screencast:

Embassy Interview on LIS Education

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Below is an hour long Q&A session with Holly Murten, a Regional Information Resource Officer in the Public Affairs office of the U.S. Embassy in Rome. I have several more presentations and videos to post from the Italian leg of the Expect More World Tour, but they will need to wait for better Wifi.

An Action Plan for World Domination Through Librarianship

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[I am sorry for the audio quality. The sound is from my laptop with a little fixing. CILIP did video the talk, and I hope to get a copy and will link it here, and replace the audio.] “An Action Plan for World Domination Through Librarianship” CILIP 2015 Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. Abstract: The future for…

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Libraries as Platforms of World Domination

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“Libraries as Platforms of World Domination” ILEAD USA. Springfield, IL. Abstract: Integrating the community into the collection is not a gimmick or a fad. Making community expertise a direct part of what the library offers – what the library is is not only possible, but essential. This session wraps in 9 states to work on…

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Expecting More From Our Libraries

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“Expecting More From Our Libraries” Baldwinsville Public Library Staff Development. Baldwinsville, NY. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Baldwinsville.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2015/Baldwinsville.mp3 Screencast: Expecting More From Our Libraries from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Lankes Faculty Minute

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Here is a “Faculty Minute” I did for the Syracuse iSchool on Expect More and libraries.

Communities in Crisis

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“Communities in Crisis” Association des bibliothécaires français. Strasbourg, FR (via video). Abstract: How do libraries respond in times of crisis? They dive deeper into their communities. Is this an act of politics? Yes. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/france.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2015/France.mp3 Screencast: This video has French captioning. A very heartfelt thank you to Nathalie CLOT, Directrice Bibliothèque universitaire d’Angers and…

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More Details on the Collaboratory

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I’ve received a lot of interest in the Expect More Collaboratory, and a lot of questions. I put together this short video to try and answer those questions. Still need more info? Fill out the form at http://www.ExpectmoreLibrary.com Here is the Master Class referenced: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=6599 Here is the current version of the Expect More book:…

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Join the Expect More Collaboratory

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Four Years ago I wrote Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World to start a conversation between librarians and the communities they serve. Since that time thousands have used the book to start conversations, teach students, do board development, and even shape director and dean searches. The time has come to take Expect More…

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The World Tour Adds Dates in Italy and Vatican City!

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Please Note: This post is being updated with more details as they become available. The Expect More World Tour rolls on. There is a great deal of interest in New Librarianship and a community focus for libraries in Italy particularly after the publication of the Atlas of New Librarianship (L’atlante della biblioteconomia moderna) in Italian.…

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