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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New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study

“New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study” Internet Librarians International Pre-Conference. London, UK (Screencast).

Abstract: A review of the New Librarianship MOOC and a discussion of MOOCs and the opportunitiess for libraries.

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

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New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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What Higher Education Can Learn From Libraries

“What Higher Education Can Learn From Libraries” Hamilton College Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecture. Clinton NY.

Abstract: The recent attention to MOOCs has highlighted strains in traditional models of higher education, including cost, pedagogy, scholarly communication, the role of tenure, and the appropriate incorporation of technology into teaching and scholarship. In this presentation Lankes will explore the larger shift in higher education from preparing students for their first job, to being an institution of lifelong learning. He will focus on how existing approaches in libraries actually provide models for this transformation.

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

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

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Hamilton from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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No More Speaking Engagements for the Year…and Cancer

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 cancer. Hopefully, it is nothing. It could, however, indicate the need for additional treatment. In any case, it has become clear in the past month that I cannot simply return to life as usual following my chemo. To remove some uncertainty, and to prevent leaving folks in a lurch, I’m not taking any new engagements.

For now, the plan is to keep those few dates that I have accepted (assuming a negative biopsy). I will only accept new engagements that I can videoconference into, and where a recorded version of my remarks is acceptable as a back-up.

Last year I had to cancel too many engagements. I have organized conferences, and I know how hard a last minute cancelation is. Even if this biopsy is negative, I know that for the next few months (years really) it will be a wait and see situation.

I still hope to be involved in the field, and hope to travel to conferences. However, my focus is on my family and recovery first. I will let you all know how I am doing as well.

I will also never write an “all clear” blog post again…they appeared to be cursed.

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Engineers of Innovation

“Engineers of Innovation” NCSLMA 2013 Annual Conference. Winston-Salem, NC.

Abstract: Innovation is a term with baggage. To some it is a nebulous concept thrown around to little effect. To others, it is a daunting task reserved for a few visionaries. In this presentation Lankes will talk about how innovation is the job of every librarian. Lankes will also talk about how innovation must be matched to a mission of learning and constant community improvement.

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

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

Screencast:

Engineers of Innovation from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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