Category Archives: News

ALA Press Release on Haycock Award

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Here is the official press release on the Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. Thanks to Teri Switzer for her very kind words: For Immediate Release Mon, 01/25/2016 Contact: Cheryl Malden Program Officer Governance 312-280-3247 cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — Dr. R. David Lankes, professor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies…

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Lankes Receives 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

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I am very proud to announce that I have received the 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship from the American Library Association. From ALA’s award page: The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship was established in 2004 and recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through…

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Lankes Named Follett Chair in Library and Information Science

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Dr. R. David Lankes, professor, Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies has accepted appointment as the holder of the 2016-17 Follett Chair in Library and Information Science. This prestigious appointment is the highest academic honor bestowed by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science upon a master researcher…

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IMLS Funds Community Profile System

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We’re aiming to take “The Community is the Collection” from slogan to reality with a new National Leadership Grant from IMLS. Co-PIs: Yun Huang, R. David Lankes, Jian Qin Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) is partnering with Coulter Library at Onondaga Community College (OCC) and Fayetteville Free Library (FFL – an Onondaga county public…

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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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Announcing My New Book: The Boring Patient

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The following is information about my new book, but I wanted to start out with a thank you to the readers of this blog. Thank you for all your support through my cancer journey. Thank you for your input and ideas on the book and the encouragement to write it up. If you read my…

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New Website

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So while you’re waiting for iOS8 to install – or whatever normal people do – take a look at my new home on the web. It’s prettier. No real new content, just a new look and feel. All the old links should still work. Let me know what you think.

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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Nerd Absurd’s 100th Podcast

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I’m a big fan of the Nerd Absurd podcast and had a blast talking to Virginia, Nick, Leland, and Andrew. We talked libraries, maker spaces, MOOCs, tenure and academia. Perhaps that’s why I have such a good time….they let me ramble. Take a listen and check out their other great episodes at: http://nerdabsurd.com

I Want Your Blood…Donated

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As many of you know, I have been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the past year. I’ve been through chemo and most recently a stem cell transplant. Throughout this entire ordeal, I have received numerous blood transfusions that have enabled me to keep fighting. Through the kindness of others, I have been able to live. So, to pay it forward, my…

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IMLS Grant Funding Program to Boost Library Workers’ Online Teaching Skills

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A press release on a new IMLS grant we’re doing with the fantastic folks at South Central Regional Library Council Original story at http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/index.aspx?recid=1620 IMLS Grant Funding Program to Boost Library Workers’ Online Teaching Skills By: Diane Stirling (315) 443-8975 The School of Information Studies (iSchool), as a partner with the South Central Regional Library…

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No More Speaking Engagements for the Year…and Cancer

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The short version: I am not accepting new speaking engagements for the next year. The longer version: I am accepting no new speaking engagements beyond those I have already committed to, unless they can be pre-recorded. The long version: On Friday I am having surgery to find out if a recent “suspicious” scan indicates remaining…

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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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Nerd Absurd

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I had a great time talking about the future of libraries and general issues of open access and the importance of librarians with the Nerd Absurd podcasting crew. It is a long conversation, but pretty free wheeling, have a listen: http://nerdabsurd.com/podcast/episode-37-libraries-with-david-lankes/

Another (Better) Note About My Health

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Last November I posted a not about my failing health. Since August I was struggling with some unknown ailment that was causing constant fatigue (sleeping 16 and 18 hours a day), shaking, headaches, and a general lack of energy. Things hit a peak in October with multiple emergency room visits when I temporarily lost the…

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A Note About my Health

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Normally I don’t use this blog for personal news and announcements. However, recently my medical life has come crashing into my professional life and I wanted to let you know what is going on. For the past three months I have not been feeling well. This has lead to courses of antibiotics, a ton of…

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Site Go Boom

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Had a technical glitch with my homepage. It is back up, but I’m working to fix the look and feel issues…looks like it is time for a new design.

Travel and News for the Upcoming Year

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This year I will need to stay off the road again this spring to take care of my wife as she has surgery on her other foot (the good news here is that she only has two feet so this should do it). That said if you are looking for a speaker via the Internet…

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