Category Archives: Links

SLA Elections and Leadership

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Folks it’s time to elect some board members over at SLA, and I would ask for your consideration of Jill Hurst-Wahl. Jill is a longtime colleague, a friend, and even a contributor to my upcoming Atlas of New Librarianship (shameless plug in the middle of a shameless plug – two points). Jill is one of…

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Syracuse iSchool mourns the passing of research professor Joanne Silverstein

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7/27/2010 Joanne Silverstein, an assistant research professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and director of research and development of the Information Institute of Syracuse, died July 27, 2010. She was 58 years old. A dedicated teacher, well-known researcher, and cherished colleague, Silverstein stepped down from active duties in August 2007 to, in…

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Buy This Book

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I really get no kickback, I’m just a huge fan of Scott Nicholson and his work on gaming in libraries. Now he has taken his research, his practice, and all of his great work with librarians and put it into a book that I highly recommend: Nicholson, S. (2010). Everyone plays at the library: Creating…

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Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries

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Congrats to Pauline and Diantha on a great book. Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries Edited by Pauline Rothstein and Diantha Dow Schull Publisher: ALA Editions Price: $55.00 152 pages 8.5? x 11?, Softcover ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1014-6 Year Published: 2010 A roadmap to the trends and perspectives on the library’s role in meeting the…

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Cool Pew Data

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The Pew Internet and American Life project is simply an amazing gift to the information world. Here is a great recent slideshow they put out on the myths and realities of teens on the net: "How do [they] even do that? A Pew Internet guide to teens, young adults, mobile phones and social media View…

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Book Clarification

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Sorry for the low content post here, but I’ve had enough comments I need to clarify something. On Monday Marie Radford and I will be talking about our new book Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends. This is the book based on the proceedings of the first Reference Renaissance conference held in Denver. This IS…

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More Fun Examples of Information Organization

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So after the fun of Pandora to organize music, I thought you might like this example: Pretty picture you say? Well, how about a couple of thousand. The wheel represents the colors used in Flikr photos over a one year span: More pictures of white snow in the winter and green grass in the summer.…

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Excellent Article on Credibility

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So I know this borders on self-promotion (what me – never), but there is an excellent article on credibility and newspapers on the Columbia Journalism Review site at: http://www.cjr.org/the_news_frontier/trust_falls.php?page=all I found it because it quotes from my Journal of Documentation piece, but other than that it is a good. Seriously it does a great job…

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Librarians Read?!

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Thanks to Joanne Silverstein for the pointer to this article on the Chronicle: Report Measures Librarians’ Time Reading Job-Related Materials By Jill Laster http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Report-Measures-Librarians/21641/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en Does this ring true to you?

Chart Wars

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Here is a great (and short) presentation on the power of visuals and data. Well worth checking out.

Calling all Future Science Librarians

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Below you’ll find a link to a flyer for new program getting started at Syracuse University’s iSchool to prepare a new crop of eScience librarians. They are looking to build a cohort of students. Those selected will get a full ride at SU for the LIS program (including a stipend) as well as mentoring by…

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School Libraries and Participatory Librarianship

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I wish I could hear the presentation that goes with the slides, because the slides are amazing. Check out the Unquiet Librarian’s presentation at AASL 2009: Not Just Another Brick in the Wall: Engaging 21st Century Learning Through Participatory School Librarianship View more presentations from Buffy Hamilton.

Longshots #191: The Power of Participatory Librarianship

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Here is a podcast I did with Sarah Long. Check it out. She also has a bunch of other great podcasts to check out as well: Sarah talks with Dr. R. David Lankes, Associate Professor and Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse School of Information Studies at Syracuse University about the concept of participatory…

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Libraries in Action

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Here is a great story (thanks for the find Shifted Librarian) about the impact libraries can have. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Google and CCTVs = Real Time Maps

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Below is an amazing video showing what a group out of Georgia Tech did by combining Google Maps with real time public CCTV data. Now you can see car going down the roads, clouds in the sky and people at play in real time. It is both really cool, and really scary at the same…

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Podcast Feed Consolidated

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So it doesn’t make sense to have two RSS feeds anymore, one for the all blog entries and one just for podcasts. I’ve consolidated everything into just one feed: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/blog/?feed=rss2. If you subscribe to this in iTunes or any podcasting tool you will still get all my presentations and screencasts. Please update your feed readers…

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Lankes in 100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future

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While I am guessing this more about getting incoming links than “thanking the academy” it turns out it is a good list of library-related blogs. So: I’ve been listed on the Learn-gasm’s 100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2009/100-best-blogs-for-librarians-of-the-future/