The Reference Revival

From the program description of the presentation :

Digital or virtual reference has become an active community that has deployed digital reference widely across library types. Now the reference community is using the lessons learned to energize reference and the library as a whole. This talk will outline those lessons and how they can be used to energize the library community on a local, national and international level.

Lankes Invited to China for Digital Library Conference

From the invitation:

On 6th-8th September 2004, the National Library of China will hold the international conference of ‘Digital Library-Advance the Efficiency of Knowledge Utilization’. The honorary director of the conference organizing committee is Mr. Zhou Heping, Deputy Cultural Minister of the People Republic of China, and the director is Mr. Ren Jiyu, Director of the National Library of China. We will invite about 30 experts in the field of digital library as the invited speakers.

Due to your outstanding achievement in the field of digital library, we are pleased to invite you as the invited speaker to make a 40 minutes speech about Digital Reference Service.

Click here to see the conference website.

Lankes Chosen to Moderate Library of Congress Luminary Lecture on LIS Education

Lankes will moderate a panel discussing LIS education for the Library of Congress’ Luminary Lecture Series .

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Library and Information Science Education Panel: Serving the Needs of the Profession and the Academy. Tuesday, March 16th, 11:00 am -1:00 pm

There is an ongoing tension in the LIS field between the demands of preparing professionals and the forward-looking research mission of many of today’s LIS programs. How can this seeming division between research and practice be bridged in curriculum, delivery modes (distance education), and accreditation? How are today’s LIS programs serving the existing profession and helping shape the profession of tomorrow? This panel discussion will explore current thinking in the LIS academy and seek to highlight the sometime precarious balance of LIS education.

Lankes Chosen to Moderate Library of Congress Luminary Lecture on LIS Education

Library and Information Science Education Panel: Serving the Needs of the Profession and the Academy. Tuesday, March 16th, 11:00 am -1:00 pm

There is an ongoing tension in the LIS field between the demands of preparing professionals and the forward-looking research mission of many of today’s LIS programs. How can this seeming division between research and practice be bridged in curriculum, delivery modes (distance education), and accreditation? How are today’s LIS programs serving the existing profession and helping shape the profession of tomorrow? This panel discussion will explore current thinking in the LIS academy and seek to highlight the sometime precarious balance of LIS education.