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The Social Responsibility of the Library and the Librarian in a Post-Factual World

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Follett Lecture Featuring David Lankes Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 6:00pm Location: Martin Recital Hall Dr. R. David Lankes, 2016-17 Follett Chair, associate dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Information and Communications and director of the School of Library and Information Science there, will present the 2017 Follett Lecture, titled “The Social Responsibility of…

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December Update

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[As director of the University of South Carolina School of Information and Library Science I send out a monthly update to faculty, students, alumni, and partners. This month seemed like a good time to sharing them here a well.] It is time for a December update on the school. Today marks the end of the…

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Announcing a School of Library and Information Science Listening Tour

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Greetings. My name is David Lankes and I am the new director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. The staff, students, and faculty of the school have been busy over the past few months building and refining a growth plan for the school. We’re calling it the “Knowledge School,”…

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Faculty Position in LIS Technology Instructor at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position to begin Fall 2017. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work…

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Faculty Position: Information Scientist and Information Designer at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin fall 2017. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support…

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Faculty Position in Schools and Youth at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin fall 2017 in the area of school librarianship and/or youth services. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a…

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Faculty Positions: Seeking Geeks with Social Skills

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Today we’re announcing a search for four new faculty positions at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science (posts to follow). We are looking for three tenure track faculty and one instructor to be part of a growing program. The searches represent a continued commitment to librarianship and the School of…

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Expect More at ALA Annual

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We’re putting together a working session for folks interested in crafting messages, materials, and projects to promote librarians to the general public. We are doing an increasingly good job getting the word out about libraries growing relevancy and community focus, but folks need to know this is a result of librarians and library staff. Please…

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The New Librarianship Field Guide Now Available

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This week I’m posting on my new book, The New Librarianship Field Guide. I’ll be talking about what’s in it, but also how it fits with other work like the Atlas of New Librarianship. MIT Press is shipping these now, and Amazon is taking pre-orders with availability starting the week of May 20th. To kick…

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New Servers

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For a few behind the scene reasons I have moved my website to a new host. With any luck you didn’t notice. The site now uses DavidLankes.org for all the URLs, rather than just redirecting to quartz.syr.edu which traces (at least the name) back about a decade to the GEM project. So please update your…

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Changing Servers

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Over the weekend and the next week I will be working on moving my site from it’s current server to a new hosted set up. That will involve changing URLs. If all goes well everything will automatically redirect to the new site, but for future reference (when all is done) current URLs that point to…

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ALA Press Release on Haycock Award

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Here is the official press release on the Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. Thanks to Teri Switzer for her very kind words: For Immediate Release Mon, 01/25/2016 Contact: Cheryl Malden Program Officer Governance 312-280-3247 cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — Dr. R. David Lankes, professor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies…

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Lankes Receives 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

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I am very proud to announce that I have received the 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship from the American Library Association. From ALA’s award page: The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship was established in 2004 and recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through…

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Lankes Named Follett Chair in Library and Information Science

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Dr. R. David Lankes, professor, Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies has accepted appointment as the holder of the 2016-17 Follett Chair in Library and Information Science. This prestigious appointment is the highest academic honor bestowed by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science upon a master researcher…

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IMLS Funds Community Profile System

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We’re aiming to take “The Community is the Collection” from slogan to reality with a new National Leadership Grant from IMLS. Co-PIs: Yun Huang, R. David Lankes, Jian Qin Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) is partnering with Coulter Library at Onondaga Community College (OCC) and Fayetteville Free Library (FFL – an Onondaga county public…

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Atlas Companion Site is Moving

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UPDATE: The URL has been redirected (though it can take up to a day for the change to take effect). The contents of the Atlas of New Librarianship’s companion site are moving from a stand alone server to my site to join all the other New Librarianship activities. You can access all that content now…

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Announcing My New Book: The Boring Patient

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The following is information about my new book, but I wanted to start out with a thank you to the readers of this blog. Thank you for all your support through my cancer journey. Thank you for your input and ideas on the book and the encouragement to write it up. If you read my…

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