Category Archives: 2008

Reference Renaissance: CALL FOR PRINT PROCEEDINGS

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CALL FOR PRINT PROCEEDINGS ?Creating a Reference Renaissance: Current & Future Trends (title tentative)? Edited by Marie L. Radford & R. David Lankes To be published in 2009 by: Neal-Schuman Publishers ?This book will include the best research papers and reports from the field which have originated in presentations from the Reference Renaissance: Current &…

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If They Build It They Will Come

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“If They Build It They Will Come” Rethinking Access to Information IFLA Satellite Conference, Boston, MA. Abstract: No matter how many users one talks to in designing a system, there will be a gulf between what a user wants and what a system can do. The belief that users even know what they want, or…

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Theory Meets Practice: Educators and Directors Talk

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“Theory Meets Practice: Educators and Directors Talk” Reference Renaissance Conference, Denver, CO. Abstract: Audio from a panel moderated by Gillian Harrison Panel members were R. David Lankes, Ph.D., Syracuse University Jamie LaRue, Douglas County Libraries Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies Carla J. Stoffle, Dean of Libraries and…

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Reference Renaissance

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I’m in Denver at the Reference Renaissance Conference (hopefully the first of many). They have great attendance with over 500 attendees. That’s right at the levels of VRD at its biggest (in Chicago). The conference started out with a great keynote. Hopefully the presentation will be available online, because it is well worth a listen.…

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The Dewey-Level Shift

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“The Dewey-Level Shift” WiLSWorld Conference, Madison, WI. Abstract: The world is changing radically — just like it always has. It does no good to pretend that the field of librarianship has never encountered change at the magnitude offered by the current Internet age. Nor does it help to believe that past success in meeting the…

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America’s Libraries in the 21st Century Video Now Online

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Here’s a video of the entire ALA OITP panel on the Future of American Libraries in the 21st Century. The panel was Stephen Abrahm, Jose-Marie Griffith, and Joan Frye Williams. I ended the session with an update on participatory librarianship.