Category Archives: 2009

Conversants Reminder

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Tomorrow is the first deadline for submissions to the Conversants Online Conference/Conversation, however we will be accepting new program ideas throughout the duration of the conference. This message is intended to give you an update and some additional information on the conference. We have already lined up sessions in gaming, assessment, and case studies in…

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New Digital Reference Book Now on Amazon

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My latest book is now available via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Concepts-Reference-Synthesis-Information-Retrieval/dp/1598297449/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239071735&sr=8-1

Libraries Facilitating Conversations and Communities

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“Libraries Facilitating Conversations and Communities” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX Abstract: At their core, libraries are about conveying knowledge and fostering the exchange of ideas through communication and conversation. This session examines the library’s continuing role in community dialogue. The speaker emphasizes how libraries can advance their communities – and their position in…

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The Big Picture

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“The Big Picture” State Library of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ Abstract: Dr. R. David Lankes of Syracuse University will discuss some of the ideas and challenges of participatory librarianship. Simply put, participatory librarianship recasts library and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created through conversation. Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore libraries…

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Reference Extract Seeking Support

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As we proceed to seek funding for the building of Reference Extract, we are seeking your support. Below is a video overview of Reference Extract (available in high definition too) and the concept of a credibility engine. Below that is a generic template for a letter of support. Reference Extract: Call for Support from R.…

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Reference Extract: Obligations and Opportunities

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“Obligations and Opportunities” ALA Annual Conference, Denver, CO Abstract: A discussion of the “what” of Reference Extract and the “why.” Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2009/RefEx-ALA.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2009/RefEx-ALA.mp3 Screencast:

Panel: Participatory Librarianship

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“Panel: Participatory Librarianship” ALISE Conference, Denver, CO. Abstract: Presentations on the theory and reality of participatory concepts. Todd Marshall(Syracuse) on the Theoretical underpinnings of participatory networks Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2009/Marshall.pdf David Pimentel(Syracuse) and his examination of organizing principles in participatory environments https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2009/Pim.pdf R. David Lankes(Syracuse) on the implications for MLS education and the Reference Extract project Slides:…

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Useless

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“Useless” Denver, CO. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/Useless.pdf