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Cancer and the Mission Update

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Today I finished my first week of chemo. I hadn’t planned on posting much about my treatments because I didn’t want to distract from the important work going on at the School of Library and Information Science and the amazing progress we are making with the Knowledge School across the globe. Pardon the shameless self-promotion,…

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SLIS Graduate students outside

Hooding Remarks

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On Thursday we held the School of Library and Information Science’s Hooding ceremony leading into weekend graduations. The following are my prepared remarks for the event. It starts off a little heavy, just warning you: On Tuesday a nurse will hook me up to an IV pump and begin the slow injection of toxic chemicals…

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Expect More Second Edition Now Free to Download

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There has been a lot of interest and use of my book Expect More globally. In 2015 Expect More was updated into a second edition with the support of some fabulous library partners. Today we’re making this new edition freely available to download. You can still purchase paper copies of the print book. In addition…

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Ehsan Mohammadi with students

SLIS Update

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Greetings my SLIS friends. The end of the academic year here at SLIS is upon us, and it has been quite the year. Here are just some of our accomplishments: In the Fall we hosted a meeting for the Institute for Museum and Library Services that gathered nearly all of the accredited library and information…

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I have cancer again.

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I have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, specifically Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. For those keeping track at home, this is a different cancer than I went through before (that was Hodgkin’s). I will begin a combination of chemo and immune therapy in the next week. The prognosis is good. While it is an aggressive cancer,…

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Germaqn Language Cover of the Expect More Book

German Edition of Expect More Named 2017 Book of the Year

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PASSWORD-Online, the German online magazine, has chosen the German Edition of David Lankes Expect More as the “book of the year 2017.” A very special note of thanks to Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Hobohm and his team of translators. He and his team went well beyond simply translating words, but did an amazing job translating and promotion…

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Website Updating

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I’ve been having some tech problems with my site for a while now (sorry if it has been slow to load). It seems I’ve figured them out, so a lot of changes I made to try and workaround the site (like a new theme with way too big a picture of me on the homepage)…

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