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Thank You for Making a Difference

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This past week I spent some time in social media and here asking folks to give blood. This was the 6th year in a row that we’ve been part of an Annual Lankes Family Blood Drive in Central New York. We began (though my amazing wife Anna Maria deserves all the credit) the event after…

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Farewell to My Dear Friend Nicolette

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Today the world lost a great librarian and I lost a great friend. Nicolette Sosulski passed away from a long and brave journey with cancer.  She was an advocate for the profession and a great teacher. She cared deeply about serving those in need. She was also a tireless advocate for librarians with a belief that we…

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SLIS Welcomes Dr. Nicole Cooke

Dr. Nicole Cooke Joins School of Library and Information Science – Carolina’s Knowledge School

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I am SO thrilled to share that Dr. Nicole Cooke will join #UofSC this fall as our Augusta Baker Chair. A prolific scholar and an esteemed leader in the LIS field, Dr. Cooke is well-known for her research into diversity and social justice in librarianship.  Please join me in welcoming her to the University of South Carolina!

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CUBISS Documentary on Community Library

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The folks at CUBISS in the Netherlands have put together a great video on libraries and communities. It is in Dutch with English subtitles. They were generous enough to include me. I’ve been working with CUBISS for a few years now on preparing librarians to engage the public and put communities at the center of…

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Expect More Now Available in French (Exigeons de meilleures bibliothèques)

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I am proud to announce the availability of Expect More in French (Exigeons de meilleures bibliothèques). Published under the Creative Commons by Ateliers de [sens public] it is free to download and is also available in print for a small cost. You can access the book here: http://ateliers.sens-public.org/exigeons-de-meilleures-bibliotheques/index.html The translation under the direction of Jean-Michel…

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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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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science is Hiring Four Faculty

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Come join the team at the University of South Carolina changing the world! We are looking for four positions this year. Augusta Baker Chair (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/21265) The College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina seeks an outstanding candidate to fill the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy, the first academic chair…

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New Design

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Nothing like a misbehaving WordPress theme to motivate a site redesign. The good news is that the site loads a lot faster. I’ll no doubt be tinkering with it a bit, but interested in your comments. All the content and links should be unaffected, but please let me know if you see broken stuff.

Hearst awards major grant to College of Information and Communications

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Hearst awards major grant to College of Information and Communications Posted July 5, 2017 by Rebekah Friedman Photo: Students, faculty and staff participate in South Carolina’s “Read-In” at the State House. The College of Information and Communications has received a $100,000 Hearst Foundations grant to strengthen South Carolina communities through comprehensive literacy efforts. The grant…

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