Category Archives: Expect More

Dominican’s GSLIS Joins Collaboratory

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Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science has joined the Expect More Collaboratory. GSLIS will be at the center of next year’s focus on applying the ideas of Expect More in the Chicago area. I look forward to working with Dominican and our other partners to make a real difference in how communities…

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Expect More Second Edition    

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The Expect More Collaboratory is about to produce it’s first deliverable: the second edition of the Expect More book. This will be quickly followed by an Expect More Workbook and, in the summer, online training and advocacy materials. With the release of the second edition the downloadable and print version of the first edition will…

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New Narratives for Librarians

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“New Narratives for Librarians” SLA Military Libraries Division Training Workshop 2015. Washington, DC. Abstract: Librarians must move past traditional narratives that are holding back the profession. Military librarians also have a special opportunity to craft a new narrative of libraries and security. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Military.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2015/Military.mp3 Screencast: New Narratives for Librarians from R. David Lankes…

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Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes

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“Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes” LIANZA Annual Conference 2015. Wellington, New Zealand. Abstract: Librarians and the libraries they build are turning towards the communities they serve. Librarians have found renewed relevance and purpose in unleashing the knowledge and aspirations of the world’s towns, schools, universities, and businesses. However, this realignment can go too far…

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7 White Guys and a Weather Balloon

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“7 White Guys and a Weather Balloon” MakerSpace 3.0: Retinkering Libraries. Westport, CT. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Westport.pdf Screencast:

Expect More: What’s In It For the Information Professional?

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“Expect More: What’s In It For the Information Professional?” European Social Innovation Week. Tilburg, Netherlands. Abstract: Librarians have a chance to fundamentally change the profession at the local, national and international level. This presentation covers why the profession is ready, our members are ready, and the crises that demand more of librarianship. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Tilburg.pdf A…

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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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“An Action Plan for World Domination Through Librarianship” CILIP 2015 Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. Abstract: The future for libraries of all sorts is in engaging our communities in learning. The communities in our towns, schools, colleges, and businesses need a proactive corps of librarians dedicated to knowledge, and a mission of facilitation. David’s presentation will highlight…

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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.