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Category Archives: New/Participatory Librarianship
“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 … Continue reading
OK, the post by Hugh Rundle (http://hughrundle.net/2013/01/02/mission-creep-a-3d-printer-will-not-save-your-library/) has gotten some attention. Most of it expected…bleeding edge folks think we need them, plenty of folks think they are unnecessary or not ready. However, all of these arguments miss the point in … Continue reading
I write this as a parent, as a teacher, and as a librarian. There is a conversation this country must have. A conversation about guns. A conversation about mental health. A conversation about how we protect our children, a conversation … Continue reading
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.
“The New Librarianship Worldview” Library 2.012. Web. Abstract: Your worldview dictates what is possible and often without even knowing it. This presentation to the 2.012 Conference looks at the importance of worldview and describes the rising view within librarianship focused … Continue reading
“What We Do and Why We Do It …But Mostly Why We Do It” New Zealand Atlas Reading Group. Web. Abstract: You may never be a part of marching in the streets. I hope you never have to face a … Continue reading