Category Archives: World Tour

The OLA Super Conference joins the Expect More World Tour!

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I’ll be doing to Wednesday afternoon keynote at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference January 27th, 2016. Title: The Obligation of Innovation Abstract: Librarians must lead their communities in innovation by example. If our libraries are to be incubators of new ideas, librarians must model creativity, adaptability, continuous learning, and leading change that makes a…

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Q&A: Librarianship, Knowledge Transfer, and Cultural Heritage

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As part of my World Tour sweep through Italy, a number of folks submitted questions for me to answer. One set of questions is going to be translated and printed in the Italian Library Association’s Journal (AIB). I have been given permission to post the questions and my responses here. I post them because while…

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The Changing Role of Librarians in Learning

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“The Changing Role of Librarians in Learning” Vatican Library School Lecture. Rome, Italy. Abstract: As our understanding of learning has changed, so too must librarianship. As we have moved from teaching an act done to people to learning as an act controlled by the individuals, librarianship shifts from passive transmission of information to active facilitation…

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Community as Collection

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“Community as Collection” Workshop at the Sangiorgio Library in Pistoia. Pistoia, Italy. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/Pistoia.pdf Workshop Flyer: Flyer Screencast:

Embassy Interview on LIS Education

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Below is an hour long Q&A session with Holly Murten, a Regional Information Resource Officer in the Public Affairs office of the U.S. Embassy in Rome. I have several more presentations and videos to post from the Italian leg of the Expect More World Tour, but they will need to wait for better Wifi.

An Action Plan for World Domination Through Librarianship

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“An Action Plan for World Domination Through Librarianship” CILIP 2015 Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. Abstract: The future for libraries of all sorts is in engaging our communities in learning. The communities in our towns, schools, colleges, and businesses need a proactive corps of librarians dedicated to knowledge, and a mission of facilitation. David’s presentation will highlight…

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Libraries as Platforms of World Domination

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“Libraries as Platforms of World Domination” ILEAD USA. Springfield, IL. Abstract: Integrating the community into the collection is not a gimmick or a fad. Making community expertise a direct part of what the library offers – what the library is is not only possible, but essential. This session wraps in 9 states to work on…

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Communities in Crisis

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“Communities in Crisis” Association des bibliothécaires français. Strasbourg, FR (via video). Abstract: How do libraries respond in times of crisis? They dive deeper into their communities. Is this an act of politics? Yes. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2015/france.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2015/France.mp3 Screencast: This video has French captioning. A very heartfelt thank you to Nathalie CLOT, Directrice Bibliothèque universitaire d’Angers and…

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The World Tour Adds Dates in Italy and Vatican City!

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Please Note: This post is being updated with more details as they become available. The Expect More World Tour rolls on. There is a great deal of interest in New Librarianship and a community focus for libraries in Italy particularly after the publication of the Atlas of New Librarianship (L’atlante della biblioteconomia moderna) in Italian.…

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Lankes to Keynote 125th NYLA Conference

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The New York Library Association is joining the Expect More World Tour this October. On Thursday, October 22 from 9:00 – 10:15 AM in Lake Placid, NY Lankes will give the keynote for the association’s 125th annual conference: NYLA125: Explore. Learn. Grow. The talk will be titled “Day 45,626″ Here’s the abstract: This year NYLA celebrates its…

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