Don’t Save Libraries, Save the World Instead

“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

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

“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

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Community as Collection

“Community as Collection” iGroup Users Group Meeting. Singapore (via Video Conference).

Abstract: The future of libraries rest not in their collections, but in their engagement with the communities they serve. Libraries are learning institutions that facilitate knowledge creation. This presentation will highlight a new approach to library service and the role of librarians with the communities they serve.

Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/Singapore.pdf

Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/Singapore.mp3

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Community as Collection from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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Cancer Update

Here is an update on my health. After 6 months of chemo, a new biopsy shows that the cancer is not gone. This, of course, is not good news. There are however, several effective treatment options still open, and over the next few days I will be going through them with my doctors and family to determine the next steps.

I still hope to continue to teach and present via Skype where I can. Once again I don’t want to disappear or fade away. I hope to keep folks updated here and continue to make a contribution to my school and the field. However, it is clear that I just can’t plan too far in advance. Note the use of terms like “hope” instead of “plan to.” It seems every time I post something rosy and optimistic about my health something goes wrong.

I am worried, particularly about my family and the toll this will take on them. I have asked much of my family, friends, and colleagues, and I must now ask for more.

There is no joy in cancer, save the love of friends and family it makes evident. You all have been so supportive during this process. If you want to know how to help: please help my wife, give blood, and keep the faith.

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ILEAD USA Conclusion

“ILEAD USA Conclusion” ILEAD USA. Pre-Recorded.

Abstract: Lessons learned from cancer and how they apply to librarians.

Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/ILEADEnd.pdf

Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/ILEADEnd.mp3

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ILEAD USA Conclusion from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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Changing Literacy Changes Literacy Organizations

“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

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Utica from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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From Loaning to Learning

“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 libraries is on learning, not collections. It is this focus that will ensure not only the continuation of libraries, but the increased importance of librarians.

Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/Slovenia.pdf

Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/Slovenia.mp3

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From Loaning to Learning from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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