Category Archives: New/Participatory Librarianship

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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Radical Librarians

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“Radical Librarians” Bertha Bassam Lecture University of Toronto Faculty of Information. Toronto, Canada. Abstract: For too long librarians have seen their role as being unbiased agents standing ready to serve. Librarians must be agents of transformative social engagement — actively working to better their communities. From the riots in Ferguson, to the Arab Spring, we see…

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The Librarian, The Closet, & The Empty Room

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“The Librarian, The Closet, & The Empty Room” School Library Systems Conference. White Plains, NY. Abstract: Librarianship needs a radical change – a focus from libraries as places and institutions to librarians as radical positive change agents. This presentation talks about defining the profession and places by the people who make a difference – librarians. Slides:…

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Expect More Scholarship Information Session

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On Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm EST we are hosting a special information session to talk about the Expect More Library Scholarship and our LIS and LIS School Media programs. iSchool Professor Dave Lankes will be talking about the Expect More Scholarship and the kind of opportunities Expect More Library Scholars will experience. We’ll be…

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50th Anniversary Bertha Bassam Lecture “Radical Librarians”

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The University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (iSchool) and Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) invite you to the 50th Anniversary of the Bertha Bassam Lecture, this year delivered by a passionate advocate for libraries, R. David Lankes, who will discuss Radical Librarianship. Prof. Lankes is author of an upcoming book, The Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship. REGISTER…

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Expect More on issuu.com

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So I am experimenting with more self-publishing platforms. Today is issuu.com. This is the free version of the tool, so there will be adds, but you can use this to embed the book in any webpage you’d like: Special Note: Don’t use the “Order Print” option, as print copies are cheaper through Amazon (and, you…

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Expecting More: School Librarians & Change

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“Expecting More: School Librarians & Change” Saskatchewan School Library Association. Webinar. Abstract: This presentation will be based around the book Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World (now available as a free digital download). David Lankes will share his argument that in order to thrive, communities need libraries that go beyond bricks, mortar,…

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Recap of MidWinter Radical Conversation

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I’ve put together a page trying to sum up the discussions around the forthcoming Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship held this past Monday at the ALA MidWinter Conference. It includes opening & closing remarks, major points discussed by the group, and a transcript of the online companion session. A special thanks to ALA and Mary Ghikas…

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Jelly Babies, Katrina, and Libraries

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“Jelly Babies, Katrina, and Libraries” Lankes, R. David (February 253 2015). Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/jelly-babies-katrina-libraries