Category Archives: New/Participatory Librarianship

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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Expecting More From Our Libraries

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“Expecting More From Our Libraries” New York Library Trustees Association. Syracuse, NY. Abstract: Wondering how your library’s expansion into broader programs, technology classes, Maker Spaces and more relate to the library’s role in your community? Get a better feel for the big picture as our libraries play a vital role in community engagement. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Trustees.pdf Here…

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Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship Update

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Greetings all. There was a great deal of activity around my new book, a librarian-oriented follow-up to the Atlas of New Librarianship, at the beginning of the year. Well, it is 4 months later and there has been a lot of progress. Of course most of that progress is between me and my word processor, so…

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Lankes to Keynote 125th NYLA Conference

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The New York Library Association is joining the Expect More World Tour this October. On Thursday, October 22 from 9:00 – 10:15 AM in Lake Placid, NY Lankes will give the keynote for the association’s 125th annual conference: NYLA125: Explore. Learn. Grow. The talk will be titled “Day 45,626″ Here’s the abstract: This year NYLA celebrates its…

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Massachusetts Library Association Pre-Conference Invite

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Greetings all, We’re putting together a pre-conference session for the Massachusetts Library Association as part of the Expect More World Tour in May and you are invited. If you’re in the area, please sign up (it’s free) and come join the conversation. Here are the details and the actual invite: Tuesday, Tuesday May 5, 2015…

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Atlas Companion Site is Moving

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UPDATE: The URL has been redirected (though it can take up to a day for the change to take effect). The contents of the Atlas of New Librarianship’s companion site are moving from a stand alone server to my site to join all the other New Librarianship activities. You can access all that content now…

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Keynotes From ILEAD USA March

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My favorite professional development project started a new cohort (in 10 different states) in March. Below are links to just the keynotes from that session. All are awesome and well worth your time (with the exception of that Lankes character who talks too much). Everything You Learned in Library School is Wrong  David Lankes, Syracuse…

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Everything You Learned in Library School is Wrong

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Please note I have added a new cleaner audio track to this presentation (and the audio download) as well as adding a YouTube version of the presentation (in case you like to see me walking around). “Everything You Learned in Library School is Wrong” ILEAD USA. Springfield, IL. Abstract: We all know that Libraries are Good…

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Expecting More From Our Libraries and Communities

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“Expecting More From Our Libraries and Communities” Professional Development Speaker Series. Toronto, Canada. Abstract: Libraries are more important now than ever – but not the same libraries we have always had. Our patrons need to expect more of us, and we, in turn, should expect more of them. We must form a partnership based on aspirations…

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