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A Discussion of LIS Education for Italy

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This is a pre-recorded video I did for an Italian panel on LIS education. It seeks to summarize some main points on preparing librarians from the Atlas of New Librarianship. David Lankes on LIS Edcuation from R. David Lankes on Vimeo. Thanks again to Anna Maria Tammaro for her work spreading the word on New…

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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

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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Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries

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The British Columbia Libraries put on an incredible event highlighting innovation in libraries and challenging librarians, politicians, administrators, and citizens to think different about libraries and impact. They have now put online videos from the summit and they are well worth the time: http://commons.bclibraries.ca/inspiringlibraries2012/   The one I think you should watch immediately is Beth…

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Mid York Quick Talk

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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.

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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Expect More: The Book

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Announcing (and seeking help on) my next book, Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World. At the beginning of the year I said my focus for the year would be on expecting more. That’s what this book is all about. Taking what we know works for great libraries (a commitment to learning, a…

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Video from Harvard Debate

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Here’s the video from the Harvard debate (to understand why I am arguing that libraries are obsolete see this post and this post) More information about the Harvard series available here.

Innovation, thought leaders and technology—ALA Annual Conference offers inspiring range of options

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For Immediate Release Mon, 04/23/2012 – 10:04 Contact: Amy R McGuigan Conference Services (cs) CHICAGO — Innovation, thought leaders and technology are keys to transformation, and the 2012 ALA Annual Conference delivers on all those fronts. Energizing, transformative conversations, programs, pre conferences, discussion groups and high-profile speakers are lined up to spark creativity and foster…

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Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes join Henry Jenkins as AASL 2012 Fall Forum facilitators

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CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has added Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes to the roster of facilitators for AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum, “Transliteracy and the School Library Program.” Fontichiaro and Lankes will join media studies scholar, Henry Jenkins, in providing a comprehensive overview of transliteracy and its importance in education…

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The Future is Now! Creatively Reaching and Teaching in Academic Libraries

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Academic Librarians 2012 The Future is Now! Creatively Reaching and Teaching in Academic Libraries June 12 & 13, 2012, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Value. Learning. Technology. Librarianship.  As with all libraries and organizations, we must constantly demonstrate our value to our stakeholders amidst the changes brought on us at an increasing rate by the technology…

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Killing Librarianship Transcript

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You asked for it, you got it. I’ve uploaded a word-for-word transcript of the Killing Librarianship NELA keynote (see the link right after audio or just click here). I’m also working on an edited version if folks want to include it or parts of it in newsletters and such. Stay tuned.

Cutting Back Speaking

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I just wanted to let folks know that I will be greatly limiting my travel and speaking schedule for the winter and spring (don’t worry librarians of Kansas and Rome, you can’t get away from me that easily). My wife is having some foot surgery and will be pretty immobile for a couple of months.…

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Can’t Wait Until Kansas

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Heather Braum, Technology Librarian for the Northeast Kansas Library System, put together this short video teaser for the Kansas Library Conference April 11-13. Looking forward to it:

Lankes to Participate in Salzburg Global Seminar

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I have been invited to be a part of the Salzburg Global Seminar “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture” which will be held in Salzburg, Austria in October. The session is being convened jointly by the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). From the seminar…

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The Mission

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The first of the threads focuses on the mission of librarians and the importance of a worldview…

Syracuse iSchool Prof. R. David Lankes to speak at Swedish Library Association conference

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The Swedish Library association’s annual conference “Bibliotekdagarna” will feature a talk by Syracuse University School of Information Studies Associate Professor R. David Lankes. Lankes will present “The Librarian Militant, The Librarian Triumphant.” Held for the past 10 years, Bibliotekdagarna is the biggest library conference in Sweden and includes librarians from a diverse set of working…

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