Author Archives: rdlankes

Health Update: Day +51

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My last public update on my health and treatment was August 22nd. A lot has happened since then. Quick recap for those new to this blog: I recently had a bone marrow transplant to treat ongoing re-occurrences of lymphoma. In the past (2014) I had an autologous transplant where I was my own donor. This…

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A Manifesto for Global Librarianship

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“A Manifesto for Global Librarianship” Next Library Conference. Berlin, Germany. (via video conference) Speech Text in English: Read Speaker Script Speech Text in German: Read Speaker Script in German Abstract: It is a time for thinking boldly about our profession, the role we play in society, and how we advance an agenda of smarter and…

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The Atlas of New Librarianship is going Open!

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I am so excited that working with the great folks at MIT Press, we are making The Atlas of New Librarianship available online for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International). The physical book will still available through MIT Press. Since the Atlas was first published in 2011 it has won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood…

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Me looking sexy in chemo.

A Bad Day

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Yesterday was a hard day – a low day. I think those in treatment for cancer need to acknowledge these. It was also a hard day for me in considering the directions and actions in my country and I think we need to acknowledge those as well. Yesterday was my last infusion on chemo before…

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IV Bags

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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