Category Archives: Presentation

Library as Movement

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“Library as Movement.” Victoria Libraries 2019 Planning Summit. Kalorama, Victoria, Australia. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker ScriptAbstract: Is the library a platform that allows communities to build knowledge? Is it a community center? A community hub? The concept of a library is evolving faster than our terms for describing the change. Today the library is…

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Decoding AI and Libraries

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“Decoding AI and Libraries.” KB College: AI en de Bibliotheek – de computer leest alles. The Hague, Netherlands. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker ScriptAbstract: How can we think about AI and the role of libraries in AI development? [This is the script I used for my talk. I’ve also taken the opportunity to add some…

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Librarianship in an Era of Big Data: The Vital Human Touch

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“Librarianship in an Era of Big Data: The Vital Human Touch.” Conference of European National Librarians. Mo i Rana, Norway. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker ScriptAbstract: In a world of AI and Big Data the values, skills, and mission of librarians is increasingly vital. How do we prepare our professionals to guide and support communities…

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Expect More: From Change Agent to Advocate

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“Expect More: From Change Agent to Advocate.” Congrès des professionnels et professionnelles de l’information. Montreal, Canada. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: Society needs librarians who are non-neutral, proactive change agents. With French Subtitles [This is the script I used for my talk.] Bonjour, je m’appelle David Lankes … and with that…

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Information Science Versus Library Science in the in the Era of Technology

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“Information Science Versus Library Science in the In The Era Of Technology.” Keynote to the ICLIS International Conference 2018. Bandung, Indonesia. (via video conference) Abstract: A brief discussion of how the field of library nd information science should be seen as a conversation, and the importance of talking about knowledge and social impact

South Carolina Library Association Remarks

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Comments to the South Carolina Library Association. Greenville, SC. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: South Carolina Libraries can help lead the world and help save it. [This is the script I used for my talk.] Today I am going to ask you to save the world. But that seems like a…

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New Librarianship: How Transformation is Necessary to Sustain Our Communities

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“New Librarianship: How Transformation is Necessary to Sustain Our Communities.” 13th National Congress of Librarians Archivists and Documentalists. Portugal. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Speech Text: Read Speaker Script in Portuguese Abstract: Libraries have existed in one form or another for over 4,000 years. They have been around that long not because…

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A Manifesto for Global Librarianship

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“A Manifesto for Global Librarianship” Next Library Conference. Berlin, Germany. (via video conference) Speech Text in English: Read Speaker Script Speech Text in German: Read Speaker Script in German Abstract: It is a time for thinking boldly about our profession, the role we play in society, and how we advance an agenda of smarter and…

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Claiming Victory and Moving On

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“Claiming Victory and Moving On” Rutgers University Beta Phi Mu Fall Speaker. New Brunswick, NJ. Abstract: The rise of information as an idea and discipline since World War II has been driven by the belief that information underlies, and can change, just about every other discipline and industry. Library science scholars, and information scientists have…

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The Future is About Knowledge Not Information

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“The Future is About Knowledge Not Information” Bibliotheksmetamorphosen 2: Bibliothek 4.0. Winterthur, Switzerland. Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: The role of the public library as a place to collect and distribute information seems like an obvious success strategy for an increasingly connected and digital world. Yet there are many players doing this well beyond…

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