Author Archives: rdlankes

Faculty Position in LIS Technology Instructor at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position to begin Fall 2017. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work…

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Faculty Position: Information Scientist and Information Designer at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin fall 2017. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support…

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Faculty Position in Schools and Youth at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin fall 2017 in the area of school librarianship and/or youth services. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a…

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Faculty Positions: Seeking Geeks with Social Skills

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Today we’re announcing a search for four new faculty positions at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science (posts to follow). We are looking for three tenure track faculty and one instructor to be part of a growing program. The searches represent a continued commitment to librarianship and the School of…

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How to Check Out a Teacher in a Non-Creepy Way

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“How to Check Out a Teacher in a Non-Creepy Way” South Carolina State Library Collaboration Meeting. Columbia, SC. Abstract: In an Illinois town librarians from the local schools and public libraries started a monthly dinner club. The librarians would get together in a social setting to meet and eat, and as it turns out, innovate.…

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Pragmatic Utopians & Building a Movement

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“Pragmatic Utopians & Building a Movement” LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar. Video Conference. Abstract: Tactical tips to building an agenda and movements. Slides: Webinar Slides Audio:   LLAMA from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

A Faculty of One: Navigating the Complexities of Interdisciplinary Work

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“A Faculty of One: Navigating the Complexities of Interdisciplinary Work” Dominican University’s McGreal Lecture. Chicago, IL. Abstract: A discussion of how institutional structures need to match a call for greater interdisciplinary faculty work. The case study of information science is given. Slides: Lecture Slides Video: https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://livestream.com/dominicanuniversity/mcgreal2016&source=gmail&ust=1473341215302000&usg=AFQjCNHlnQ_DX1x6attb8vTL0dJG93JCxw

Being Truthful, Not Neutral

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[The following is a column I wrote for the College of Information & Communications eNews] In a recent interview Christiane Amanpour of CNN challenged one of the underlying principles of both journalism and librarianship by calling upon journalists to be “truthful, not neutral.” She talked about how attempting to appear neutral can lead to the creation of…

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Expect More Orlando Workshop on Librarian Advocacy

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We had a great turn out for the Expect More workshop on librarian advocacy co-organized with Collaboratory partners EveryLibrary and Tech Logic. Thanks again to all Collaboratory partners for supporting this important work. Below is a recording of the event, slides, and audio only version. Orlando Collaboratory Event from R. David Lankes on Vimeo. Slides: Orlando…

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From Books and Mortar to Community Hubs

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“From Books and Mortar to Community Hubs” The Society of Chief Librarians Seminar 2016 – Changing Horizons: challenges, trends and new ways of delivering. Warwick University, England. Abstract: Libraries have existed for over 4 millennia not by remaining the same, but by evolving, sometimes rapidly, to meet the needs of the communities they serve. This…

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Lankes Interview with Inside Higher Ed

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Here is a nice short interview on the academic library ideas presented in my new book The New Librarianship Field Guide. To be clear the book is about all sorts of librarians and libraries.  

Cocky Reads: Librarianship in Action

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As you probably know by now, I’m headed to the University of South Carolina. I’m very much looking forward to joining the School of Library & Information Science as director. A lot of folks have asked me why South Carolina. The simple answer is the amazing staff, students, and faculty and their desire to make a…

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Expect More: Creating Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World

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“Expect More: Creating Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World” Cuyahoga County Public Library Staff Development Day. Parma, OH. [Please note this is the first of three times this talk was presented, so if it doesn’t sound familiar you may have been in a different session.] Slides: CCPL-Staff Audio: CCPL from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

New Librarianship and Resource Sharing

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“New Librarianship and Resource Sharing” Dead or alive? Le frontiere dei servizi bibliotecari nell’era della condivisione: 15 anni della comunità NILDE. Rome, IT via Skype. Slides: New Librarianship and Resource Sharing Audio: New Librarianship and Resource Sharing from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Expect More at ALA Annual

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We’re putting together a working session for folks interested in crafting messages, materials, and projects to promote librarians to the general public. We are doing an increasingly good job getting the word out about libraries growing relevancy and community focus, but folks need to know this is a result of librarians and library staff. Please…

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Field Guide Related Links by Chapter

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As people are starting to get their hands on the New Librarianship Field Guide I have put up a few items to make it more useful. Check out the Field Guide Related Links by Chapter. It gives you a “tweet able” core concept for each chapter and links to videos and presentations related to the topic.…

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Field Guide, Atlas, Expect More? Which When Why?!

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[tl;dr version: How does my new book The New Librarianship Field Guide fit into my other books on new librarianship? Librarian or teaching librarians – read the Field Guide. Scholar or librarian looking deeper – The Atlas of new Librarianship is for you. Board member and non-librarians curious about libraries – Expect More.] While there have…

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The New Librarianship Field Guide Now Available

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This week I’m posting on my new book, The New Librarianship Field Guide. I’ll be talking about what’s in it, but also how it fits with other work like the Atlas of New Librarianship. MIT Press is shipping these now, and Amazon is taking pre-orders with availability starting the week of May 20th. To kick…

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I Bleed Orange

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Today is graduation day at Syracuse University. I have been called upon from time to time to give remarks or thoughts to graduates. These follow some version of “you’re not done yet, keep learning,” or “change the world.” Today’s ceremony will be different for me. In a very real way I am graduating. I will…

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