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The Bad, The Good, and The Great

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“The Bad, The Good, and The Great” Keynote Academic Librarians 2012, Syracuse, NY.

Abstract: Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services (after all a collection is only one type of service); great libraries build communities. In a time of great change and challenges to the very model of higher education, libraries must move beyond a focus on collections to a focus on communities. As new models of instruction (flipped classrooms, inquiry based instruction, etc.) and research emerge (interdisciplinary, large scale, collaborative, data driven), libraries find themselves well positioned – but only if they see their strongest assets as the librarians, not the materials librarians have organized. This talk will look to a new librarianship that moves past artifacts to knowledge and sets a new path.
Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Syracuse.pdf
Audio: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2012/Syracuse.mp3

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