Category Archives: Presentations News

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The OLA Super Conference joins the Expect More World Tour!

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I’ll be doing to Wednesday afternoon keynote at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference January 27th, 2016. Title: The Obligation of Innovation Abstract: Librarians must lead their communities in innovation by example. If our libraries are to be incubators of new ideas, librarians must model creativity, adaptability, continuous learning, and leading change that makes a…

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Lankes Faculty Minute

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Here is a “Faculty Minute” I did for the Syracuse iSchool on Expect More and libraries.

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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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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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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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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VALA 2016 Added to the World Tour

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I am excited to announce that I’ll be a keynote at the VALA 18th Biennial Conference February 8-11, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia! Watch the World Tour site for more details.  

Join MidWinter Radical Conversation Virtually

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By popular demand we’re going to try adding virtual access to the MidWinter conversation shaping the next new librarianship book The Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship. First the basics, then the disclaimer. The Basics When: 10:30-11:30 Central Time, Monday February 2, 2015 (this coming Monday) Where: https://webconference.syr.edu/radical/ What: We’re using Adobe Connect The Disclaimer This is still…

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ILEAD USA Joins the World Tour

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I’ve mentioned ILEAD USA (born ILEAD U) several times in this blog, and for good reason. Put simply I think this is the best intensive continuing education for library professionals out there. I don’t say this because I am part of it. Rather I am part of it because I believe in the project so…

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Announcing the Expect More World Tour

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This year I’m taking the message of how powerful librarians can lead to better communities through better libraries on the road. With keynotes in the UK, New Zealand, and speaking engagements in the US and Canada, I’m hoping to have a conversation about where libraries are going, and how important good librarianship is to good…

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Re-Envisioning the MLS: Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians

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Join us as the iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center Re-Envision the MLS with our thought leader speakers series. We are pleased to present Dr. R. David (Dave) Lankes as our first speaker on November 6, 2014. Please join us in-person or online! Details are below. Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians…

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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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