Category Archives: 2010

Libraries of the Future

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“Libraries of the Future” Presentation to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX. Abstract: It takes a community to raise a library. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/DallasPL.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Pod/2010/Dallas-Short.mp3 Screencast: Future of Libraries from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Libraries and Broadband: Becoming Radical Change Agents in Our Communities

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“Libraries and Broadband: Becoming Radical Change Agents in Our Communities” Vermont FiberConnect: The Library Link Summit, Stowe, VT. Abstract: And so we come to the point. Why bring broadband libraries. We don’t do it as a means to bring facebook to the masses. We wire our buildings not as points of distraction or simply another…

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The Librarian Militant, The Librarian Triumphant

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“The Librarian Militant, The Librarian Triumphant” NEXT: A Library Futures Symposium, The Alberta Library, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Abstract: What will kill this profession is not ebooks, amazon, or Google. It will be a lack of imagination. An inability to see not what is, but what could be. To see only how we are viewed now,…

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You Must Focus on Connection Management Instead of Collection Management

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“You Must Focus on Connection Management Instead of Collection Management” Allegheny County Library Association, Pittsburgh, PA. Abstract: A longer presentation of new librarianship Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/Pittsburgh.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2010/Pittsburgh.mp3 Screencast: You Must Focus on Connection Management Instead of Collection Management from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Killing the User and Other Necessary Acts

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“Killing the User and Other Necessary Acts” Keynote, Polaris Users Group Annual Meeting, Syracuse, NY. Abstract: You are not a user, you are not a customer, or consumer – you are a participant in control of your world and able to shape your own learning and environment. So are those we seek to serve. Instead…

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The New Librarianship in the Age of the Ebook

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“The New Librarianship in the Age of the Ebook” Closing Keynote, ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point, Library Journal/School Library Journal Virtual Summit. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/eBooks.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2010/eBooks.mp3 Screencast: The New Librarianship in the Age of the Ebook from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Reference in the Crowd

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“Reference in the Crowd” Trendy Topics Online Conference on Digital Reference, http://www.trendytopics.info/ This was a presentation done as part of the outstanding series of Trendy Topics Online conferences. The full archive of all the conference presenations plus past and future confernces can be found at http://www.trendytopics.info/. Special thanks to Tom Peteres and Lori Bell who…

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Turn Right at the Obelisk

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“Turn Right at the Obelisk” Keynote American Association for Law Libraries Annual Conference. Denver, Co. Abstract: The future for librarianship is bright, but not if we continue to see our value in our collections and resources – instead of in ourselves. Librarians must take on a mission of facilitating knowledge creation where we configure our…

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You are the Future

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“You are the Future” Alliance Library System Trendy Topics, Webcast. Abstract: The future is bright for librarians, but not if we continue chasing trends and focusing on artifacts over knowledge and learning. This presentation looks at the future of librarians and their role in libraries and beyond in the future. We must shape the future…

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The Need for a New Librarianship

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“The Need for a New Librarianship” Presentation for the U.S. Consulate, Naples, Italy Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2010/Naples.pdf