Category Archives: Links

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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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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Best Practices for Supporting Your Entrepreneurs

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Nicolette Warisse Sosulski is a great librarian and a great friend as well. I asked her if it was OK for me to put something about her upcoming free webinar “Libraries and Local Businesses: Best practices for supporting your entrepreneurs.” Here is what she had to say: I am really looking forward to the webinar…

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Changing Servers

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Over the weekend and the next week I will be working on moving my site from it’s current server to a new hosted set up. That will involve changing URLs. If all goes well everything will automatically redirect to the new site, but for future reference (when all is done) current URLs that point to…

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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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I’m Looking for Doctoral Students

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Come study with me…come help me change the world. Below is the recruitment announcement for Syracuse’s Ph.D. program. I am looking for good folks to come and work with me. It is increasingly vital that we have information scientists and new faculty in the field. Let me know if you are interested. I’d love to…

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Lankes Faculty Minute

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Here is a “Faculty Minute” I did for the Syracuse iSchool on Expect More and libraries.

Atlas Companion Site is Moving

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UPDATE: The URL has been redirected (though it can take up to a day for the change to take effect). The contents of the Atlas of New Librarianship’s companion site are moving from a stand alone server to my site to join all the other New Librarianship activities. You can access all that content now…

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Circulating Ideas Guest Post

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This is the first ever guest post (I’m pretty sure) on my blog. Steve Thomas is a great librarian and has been very generous with posting the Expect More audio book on his podcast Circulating Ideas podcast. He is now looking for support via Kickstarter to transform his fantastic podcast into a book! Please take…

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Chapter 2 of Expect More Audio Book

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Chapter 2: The Argument for Better Libraries: Expect Impact is now being podcast by Circulating Ideas and NerdAbsurd for free. Can’t wait to see how it ends? You can buy the whole audio book via Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

New Website

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So while you’re waiting for iOS8 to install – or whatever normal people do – take a look at my new home on the web. It’s prettier. No real new content, just a new look and feel. All the old links should still work. Let me know what you think.

Kindle Unlimited

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I wrote the following post for the iSchool’s Information Space Blog. Thought folks here might find it useful. Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect More, was published as a physical copy and…

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EveryLibrary Rapid Response Fund

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I love this idea. I have been a big fan of EveryLibrary since it started. They are doing good work for a good cause (libraries) and they are doing it in a smart way. Their latest effort, Rapid Response Fund, will allow them to help libraries at the 11th hour: “Our Rapid Response Fund is…

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Exploring Digital Libraries

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I was delighted to find a copy of Karen Calhoun’s Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects in my mail. While many may know of my more recent work around new librarianship, I spent a good amount of my time as a starting scholar in the world of digital libraries. One thing that always bothered me…

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EveryLibrary.org Libraries Get Their Own PAC

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Nope, that’s not PAC as in “Publicly Accessible Catalog.” That’s PAC as in “Political Action Committee,” and it is about time. I was very excited to hear about EveryLibrary. A PAC that it is dedicated to: …support these [local library funding] campaigns through non-partisan, pro-library voter education and get out the vote work. “We want…

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Beyond the Bullet Points: IFLA Code of Ethics

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IFLA just released “IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers” (you can read it here http://www.ifla.org/files/faife/publications/IFLA%20Code%20of%20Ethics%20-%20Long_0.pdf) and to call is disappointing is putting it mildly. There are few documents that so clearly represent a collection centric worldview. That is, libraries are collections, and librarians jobs are about maintaining (and circulating) that collection.…

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SU for School Librairans

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Here is a short video on the importance of school librarians Ruth Small, Barbara Stripling (vote Barb for ALA President), and I put together to support the lobby for school librarian in down state NY.

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-22

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-15: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for … http://t.co/S0UdGJMG -> RT @librarianwilk: Elsevier has a right to charge what it can get away with. It doesn’t have a right to lie and defraud us. http://t.co/ … -> RT @FakeLibStats: Dewey Decimal System was meant to be a…

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