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Expect More 2nd Edition Now Available

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The Second Edition of Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World is now available for purchase (Expect More Collaboratory Members receive free copies). You can purchase it from: Paperback: CreateSpace Online Store (preferred) and Amazon eBook: Amazon If you are interested in bulk discounts please contact me at rilandpub@gmail.com Thanks to all the Collaboratory partners…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 15

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 15: A New Birthday

Lankes Named Follett Chair in Library and Information Science

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Dr. R. David Lankes, professor, Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies has accepted appointment as the holder of the 2016-17 Follett Chair in Library and Information Science. This prestigious appointment is the highest academic honor bestowed by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science upon a master researcher…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 14

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 14: Harvest

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 13

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 13: PET Scans and Water

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 12

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 12: ICE ICE Baby

Translations and International Posts

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My post on crafting a security narrative in libraries has been translated in Italian. I have been fortunate in having several of my posts translated in part or whole. Unfortunately most of them revolve around crisis: Crafting a Security Narrative in Libraries in Italian: Paura del buio: costruire un’idea di sicurezza nelle biblioteche After the attacks…

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Expect More Second Edition    

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The Expect More Collaboratory is about to produce it’s first deliverable: the second edition of the Expect More book. This will be quickly followed by an Expect More Workbook and, in the summer, online training and advocacy materials. With the release of the second edition the downloadable and print version of the first edition will…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 11

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 11: Schrödinger’s Cat

New Narratives for Librarians

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“New Narratives for Librarians” SLA Military Libraries Division Training Workshop 2015. Washington, DC. Abstract: Librarians must move past traditional narratives that are holding back the profession. Military librarians also have a special opportunity to craft a new narrative of libraries and security. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Military.pdf Audio: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2015/Military.mp3 Screencast: New Narratives for Librarians from R. David Lankes…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 10

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 10: Dear Doctor

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 9

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 9: HemOc

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 8

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 8: Your Side Effects Will Vary

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Fear of the Dark: Crafting a Security Narrative in Libraries

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[tl;dr version: Rather than simply fight the current false dichotomy of security versus freedom, librarians should craft an alternative narrative around security through knowledge.] We fear the unknown. It is a truism from fairy tales to military strategy. The other, the alien, the undefined sets people on edge. It is also apparent in the recent…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 7

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 7: The ROC

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LIANZA Keynote Video Now Available

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If you wanted to watch my LIANZA Keynote on “Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes” it is now available at: http://webcast.gigtv.com.au/Mediasite/Play/4d8a688879144bc49d19e6f3330d74f41d?catalog=69ebd641-e877-4b28-a35e-cc8efe83e3c1&playFrom=6614&autoStart=true All of the conference keynotes are worth watching, and they can be found here: http://webcast.gigtv.com.au/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/lianza2015

Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes

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“Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes” LIANZA Annual Conference 2015. Wellington, New Zealand. Abstract: Librarians and the libraries they build are turning towards the communities they serve. Librarians have found renewed relevance and purpose in unleashing the knowledge and aspirations of the world’s towns, schools, universities, and businesses. However, this realignment can go too far…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 6

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 6: Too Much information