Category Archives: New/Participatory Librarianship

The Community is Your Collection

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“The Community is Your Collection” Closing Keynote for ILEADU March Session. Springfield, IL (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: Librarians build tools to enhance their true collection – the communities they serve. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2014/ILEADUSitting.mp3

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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Beyond the Bullet Points: PET Scans and Water

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I tell you the following story of what happened to me today to: To amuse the twisted and snarky As a cautionary tale for those who seek to serve To let those following my health know about the results of my PET scan Normally when you get a medical test, you get a result. Often…

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Libraries as Community

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“Libraries as Community” Information Resource Center Directors (branch libraries in US Embassies) from East and Central Africa, U.S. Embassy, Kigali (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: As professional services (medicine, higher education) move to a more participatory approach, so too should libraries. This presentation discusses how the mission of librarians pushes libraries past documents and spaces to…

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Beyond the Bullet Points: When will the Mission Die?

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I asked my doctor how I would die. Her answer was that If this treatment didn’t work we had more treatments after that and another treatment after that and still more tries after that. And if all that doesn’t work no one dies in pain. None of this, of course, answered my question which is…

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Beyond the Bullet Points: A New Year’s Wish

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I have no more use of resolutions. Last year I resolved to keep the weight off that I had lost during my “mystery ailment” from the months before. I succeeded, but only because gaining weight is not a real problem during treatment for cancer. So for this year, instead of making a resolution I will…

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Save Big on Expect More

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Looking for that last minute gift for your favorite library board member, provost, or principal? Look no further. Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World is now just $12 from Amazon…over a 30% savings for the season. What are folks saying about the book? From GoodReads: “An amazing little book that explicates what…

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Library as Facilitator

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“Library as Facilitator” KUB Project, Sweden (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: What makes libraries able facilitators? What differentiates them from other professions or organizations in the mission of knowledge creation? Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/EU.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/EU.mp3 Screencast: Library as Facilitator from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead

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“Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead” The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened! Fayetteville, NY. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/SLA.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/SLA.mp3 Screencast: Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

The Mortal in the Portal or Why Almost Everything you Learned in Library School is Wrong

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“The Mortal in the Portal or Why Almost Everything you Learned in Library School is Wrong” Digital Library Federation Annual Forum. Austin, TX (via Video Conference). Abstract: Digital libraries must be active, human-driven conversations. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/DLF.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/DLF.mp3 Screencast: The Mortal in the Portal or Why Almost Everything you Learned in Library School is Wrong…

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Changing Literacy Changes Literacy Organizations

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“Changing Literacy Changes Literacy Organizations” Unspoken Conference. Utica, NY. Abstract: Changing views of literacy changes literacy organizations like libraries. This presentation for a non-library audience discusses these changes. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/Utica.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/Utica.mp3 Screencast: Utica from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

From Loaning to Learning

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“From Loaning to Learning” Slovenian Library Association Congress. Lasko, Slovinia (via telecast). Abstract: We live in a time of great opportunity in libraries. New technologies, and new approaches to knowledge have opened up new possibilities for libraries and librarians. This presentation looks at the role of the library in “post-document” world, where the focus of…

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New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study

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“New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study” Internet Librarians International Pre-Conference. London, UK (Screencast). Abstract: A review of the New Librarianship MOOC and a discussion of MOOCs and the opportunitiess for libraries. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/MOOCLondon.mp3 Screencast: New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Engineers of Innovation

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“Engineers of Innovation” NCSLMA 2013 Annual Conference. Winston-Salem, NC. Abstract: Innovation is a term with baggage. To some it is a nebulous concept thrown around to little effect. To others, it is a daunting task reserved for a few visionaries. In this presentation Lankes will talk about how innovation is the job of every librarian.…

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New Librarianship Master Class: MOOC Statistics

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“New Librarianship Master Class: MOOC Statistics” Pushing the Envelope in Education: Roles for Libraries-MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification. Toronto, CA. (via Skype) Abstract: A quick overview of the New Librarianship MOOC with some conclusions and statistics. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/MOOCStats.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/MoocToronto.mp3 Screencast: New Librarianship Master Class from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

MOOC Videos added to Atlas Companion Site

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The video introduction to the threads of the Atlas, created and used in the New Librarianship MOOC, have now been added to the Threads sections of the Atlas companion site. In the coming weeks I hope to make substantial changes to the companion site, creating a more expansive home for new librarianship and ongoing efforts,…

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MOOC: A Personal Thank You

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As we enter the official last week of the New Librarianship Master Class/MOOC I wanted to extend a personal thank you to the library community. Some may know this has been a very difficult year for me in terms of my health. A set of unexplained seizures in the Fall of 2012, followed by a…

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After the MOOC

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The New Librarianship Master Class/MOOC is its third week, and the question can be asked…whats next? What happens after the August 4th end date for the course? The short answer is, the conversation can continue. What follows is some specific answers, and some longer term plans. On August 5th, the tests and assessments in the…

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Power and Empowerment

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I have been engaged in a discussion of librarians and power with Steve Matthews over on the BeerBrarian Blog: http://beerbrarian.blogspot.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-new-librarianship-week-one.html?showComment=1373647786790#c3322455378238735629 (great post, but this is happening in the comments). It would have stayed there, but my latest response is simply too big, and I’d rather be complete than terse. Also, I think these ideas on…

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New Librarianship MOOC FAQ

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With the announcement of the New Librarianship Master Class we’ve received a number of questions. The FAQ below is a set of answers to these questions (this document should be linked off the course site very soon). New Librarianship Master Class Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to be a librarian to take the class?…

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