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Libraries for Learning

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Remarks prepared for “Biblioteche per Apprendere” Rome, Italy I have taken to trying to summarize my talks in the form of a single tweet, just in case a certain US President is paying attention. So here it is: “Believing that a collection alone will improve learning is like believing that a bag of groceries can…

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Sarasota Panel on Shared Issues with Librarians and Reporters

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Sarasota County Public Libraries Staff Day: Panel on the News and Libraries It was a great and pretty wide ranging discussion around fake news, editorial responsibility, possible collaborations, and even a little net neutrality thrown in for good measure. Panel members Tom Tryon – Opinion Editor for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Janet Coats – Founder…

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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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Knowledge School Penthouse Interview @ 2016 Charleston Conference

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The Charleston Conference and Against the Grain do a great series of interviews with Conference Speakers. Last year I was chosen for a “Penthouse Interview.” It is available in its entirety at: David Lankes Penthouse Interview @ 2016 Charleston Conference. It is also available in shorter segments on the Charleston Conference website at: Against the Grain Penthouse Interviews:…

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Lankes to Deliver 2017 RUSA Keynote

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Here is the ALA Press Release (original here): RUSA’s 2017 Annual Conference President’s Program Keynote Announced Tue, 01/31/2017 Contact: Melissa Tracy Marketing & Programs Specialist Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) mtracy@ala.org CHICAGO – David Lankes will be the keynote speaker at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) President’s Program Forget the Future: Our…

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Expect More Orlando Workshop on Librarian Advocacy

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We had a great turn out for the Expect More workshop on librarian advocacy co-organized with Collaboratory partners EveryLibrary and Tech Logic. Thanks again to all Collaboratory partners for supporting this important work. Below is a recording of the event, slides, and audio only version. Orlando Collaboratory Event from R. David Lankes on Vimeo. Slides: Orlando…

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Libraries Transform Communities

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Here is a video I put together for the 30th anniversary of the Portuguese Public Library Network: Libraries Transform Communities from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.