Category Archives: Expect More

Expect More (Audio Book)

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Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World (Audio Book). Lankes, R. David (2014). Jamesville, NY: Riland Publishing.

Expect More the Audio Book Now Available

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[TL;DR version: You can now buy the full audio book version of Expect More from Audible, iTunes, or Amazon…or continue to listen to it one chapter at a time from Circulating Ideas or Nerd Absurd] {Cue Infomercial Voice} Tired of having to wait two weeks for a chapter of Expect More the audio book? Want…

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Expect More…Audio

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[TL;DR version: Working with Circulating Ideas and the NerdAbsurb podcasts I’m making an Expect More Audio book.] There are some great reasons for doing books with publishers. You get great editorial and design assistance. There is no way I could have done the Atlas of New Librarianship without MIT Press and ACRL. However, there also…

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LibOnCon

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“Continuous Learning” Opening Keynote for The Library OnConference. Online. Abstract: Librarians must build a system of continuous learning to better to engage their communities. From Alexandria to Ferguson to your back yard, librarians can make an amazing difference. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2014/LibOnCon.pdf Screencast:

Radical Librarians in Ferguson and Beyond

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A militarized police force – clad in body armor, helmets, and camouflage – shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the protestors. Children huddled in their houses, unable to sleep as their parents took turns watching the front doors for trouble, their father sitting next to a baseball bat just in case. The government called…

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Ferguson Library

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I have never been to Ferguson. I have never been to the Ferguson Library. I love the Ferguson Library. Go look at this page: http://abcnews.go.com/US/ferguson-library-refuge-adults-children-amid-strife/story?id=25050930 Now read this: http://johnbeaudoin4.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/the-library-of-solace/ I read these right after re-reading my book Expect More for an upcoming project that starts with the Arab Spring and the modern Library of Alexandria…

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Free copies of Lankes book now available to ALA Members, Library Trustees and Friends of Libraries

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Thanks to ALA for getting out the word and all of their support: For Immediate Release Tue, 02/18/2014 Contact: Mary Ghikas Senior Associate Executive Director ALA 312-280-2518 mghikas@ala.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association has consciously and vigorously embraced the position that libraries of all types are the locus of community engagement. As the facilitator…

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Expect More at SXSW

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The Digital Public Library of America announced the availability of LibraryBoxes throughout the SXSW conference (and Austin). Folks can connect wirelessly to these boxes and download books, videos and other digital files. We’ve included my Expect More book for those attending the conference. Thanks to Rachel Frick and Margy Avery for making this happen. Enjoy.…

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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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Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries

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The British Columbia Libraries put on an incredible event highlighting innovation in libraries and challenging librarians, politicians, administrators, and citizens to think different about libraries and impact. They have now put online videos from the summit and they are well worth the time: http://commons.bclibraries.ca/inspiringlibraries2012/   The one I think you should watch immediately is Beth…

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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.

Mid York Quick Talk

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I put this video together for the Mid Work library system trustees. THought it might be useful (and it is short): MidYork from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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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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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Ned Quist Reviews Expect More

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“Lankes provides a cogent view of the best libraries of today and how they will move into the future. He focuses both on the librarians and their role in their communities (and less on their role as keepers of books or their surrogates) and on libraries as places for learning (and less on their function…

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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

A New Review of Expect More

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“Yet another magnificent title from Mr Lankes. He discusses some of the same issues that are raised in the Atlas, but he’s coming from a different viewpoint with this book. It’s an excellent read if you want to know how libraries need to change, develop and evolve into the future. His vision is both fascinating…

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eBook Sale

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It’s a back to school sale on Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World ebooks. All formats now $9.99. Why now? Doesn’t school start in the fall? Not at Syracuse University. All our distance grad students start in July. As a reminder, here are your options for getting Expect More in ebook form:…

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Expecting More at the FFL

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I am fortunate to spend a fair amount of time at the Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, NY. The library is home to the Fab Lab where folks can use a 3D printer. You can read about it in Chapter 4 of Expect More – Facilitating Knowledge Creation: Expect to Create This past winter I…

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Behind the Scenes of Expect More

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Some people have commented on how “prolific” I am with a new book coming out just a year after the Atlas of New Librarianship. What they don’t realize is that I actually finished writing the Atlas at the beginning of 2010. That also included doing all the illustrations and maps. It then went into a…

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