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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 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

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 2

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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 2: Sick and Tired in Amsterdam

Communities in Crisis

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“Communities in Crisis” Association des bibliothécaires français. Strasbourg, FR (via video). Abstract: How do libraries respond in times of crisis? They dive deeper into their communities. Is this an act of politics? Yes. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/france.pdf Audio: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2015/France.mp3 Screencast: This video has French captioning. A very heartfelt thank you to Nathalie CLOT, Directrice Bibliothèque universitaire d’Angers and…

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Join the Expect More Collaboratory

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Four Years ago I wrote Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World to start a conversation between librarians and the communities they serve. Since that time thousands have used the book to start conversations, teach students, do board development, and even shape director and dean searches. The time has come to take Expect More…

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Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship Update

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Greetings all. There was a great deal of activity around my new book, a librarian-oriented follow-up to the Atlas of New Librarianship, at the beginning of the year. Well, it is 4 months later and there has been a lot of progress. Of course most of that progress is between me and my word processor, so…

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Stories and Fiction: Join the Radical Conversation

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Today we start the second in our series of radical conversations, this time about the role of fiction and storytelling in knowledge creation. What is the role of narratives in the work of librarians, and what is the work of libraries in creating the stories of our communities? How can librarians serve their communities in…

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Reinventing the Academic Library: Concierge Librarians

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[The following program proposal is part of an ongoing series on Reinventing the Academic Library. It is intended as an example of the kinds of things librarians supporting a research-intensive university can do.] Librarians Provide Personal Service to Improve Freshmen Retention Upon acceptance each freshmen is assigned their own concierge librarian. Within their first weeks on campus, a…

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Reinventing the Academic Library: The Knowledge Agenda

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[The following program proposal is part of an ongoing series on Reinventing the Academic Library. It is intended as an example of the kinds of things librarians supporting a research-intensive university can do.] A Library with an Integrated Research and Development Agenda A university is an institution of discovery. From physics, to religion, to mechanical engineering the…

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Expect More (Audio Book)

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Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World (Audio Book). Lankes, R. David (2014). Jamesville, NY: Riland Publishing.

Home

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Today, barring unforeseen circumstances, I’ll be going home. This doesn’t mean the transplant process is over though. For the next few weeks I’ll be making nearly daily trips back to the hospital for blood tests and, as needed, transfusions. I’ll still be very immune compromised for a few weeks (so mostly housebound). However, I’ll be…

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Save Big on Expect More

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Looking for that last minute gift for your favorite library board member, provost, or principal? Look no further. Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World is now just $12 from Amazon…over a 30% savings for the season. What are folks saying about the book? From GoodReads: “An amazing little book that explicates what…

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Cancer Update: Stem Cells Are My Friends

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The short version: In December I will begin a new phase of treatment for my cancer. I will be going through intensive chemotherapy followed by an autologous (self) stem cell transplant. This process will in essence “reboot” my blood system. The process will take approximately 4 months followed by at least a year of rebuilding…

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Power and Empowerment

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I have been engaged in a discussion of librarians and power with Steve Matthews over on the BeerBrarian Blog: http://beerbrarian.blogspot.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-new-librarianship-week-one.html?showComment=1373647786790#c3322455378238735629 (great post, but this is happening in the comments). It would have stayed there, but my latest response is simply too big, and I’d rather be complete than terse. Also, I think these ideas on…

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New Librarianship Master Class Now Available

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Thank you for registering for the iSchool at Syracuse University’s New Librarianship Master Class open online course! The class will begin on July 8th (noon EDT) and run through August 4th. Below are the steps you’ll need to complete to access the course. As a reminder, you can review the New Librarianship Master Class FAQ’s here. Go to https://www.coursesites.com/s/_New_Librarianship Please note that you will not…

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20 Years Online – Alumni Celebration

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Distance Syracuse Alumni, Remember Boot Camp? We are proud to announce that 2013 marks 20 years in online and distance education for the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University! To celebrate we would like to welcome back our alumni for celebratory events and free professional development seminars. It is a great way to share…

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