Book Launch Details

Now you’ve seen the teasers, come see the book! We’ll be doing a book launch at this year’s ACRL Conference in Philadelphia! Here are the details:

The Atlas of New Librarianship – Book Launch and Signing

Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Room:
103 C

Program Description
ACRL and MIT are pleased to unveil The Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes. The Atlas describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning. Dr. Lankes will say a few words about the Atlas and will be available to sign copies.

Primary Speaker: R. David Lankes, Information Institute of Syracuse

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Atlas Flyer

Here is the official flyer for the Atlas with the table of contents for the first part of the Atlas. Click for the PDF (so you can actually read it).

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Librarians Thread Intro

Last of the section intros:

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Improve Society Thread

If this one looks familiar, you must be keeping up with the FutureReady365 blog of SLA. It turns out it was a good fit for this thread:

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Communities Thread

There are 6 threads in the Atlas (in essence chapters) that come of the mission. Here is an introduction for the fourth on communities:

Next week I’ll finish posting the thread intros, and then videos about other things in the works related to the Atlas.

P.S.

There is now a Twitter account for the Atlas: AtNewLib

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Facilitation Thread

The entire Atlas is based on a mission of librarians:

The MISSION of LIBRARIANS is to IMPROVE SOCIETY through FACILITATING KNOWLEDGE CREATION in their COMMUNITIES

The threads take the major ideas in this mission and map it down to why that is part of the mission, and how librarians can fulfill it.

Here is the intro to the Facilitation Thread:

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Knowledge Creation

Teaser for the Knowledge Creation Thread.

The point of these little videos is to set a tone for the thread, not replace it. I’m also trying to capture the tone of the text – personal and conversational as opposed to scholarly third person passive voice. As you can also tell…it is cold in Syracuse.

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