Category Archives: 2011

Presentations from 2011

Fulfilling the Potential: Digital Libraries and The Future

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“Fulfilling the Potential: Digital Libraries and The Future” Visiting Lecture, Digital Library Learning (DILL) International Masters Program, Florence, Italy. Abstract: The following screencast is a pretty long (2 hours and 45 minutes) lecture on ideas from the Atlas of New Librarianship and how they relate to digital libraries. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2011/Florence-DLL.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2011/Florence.mp3 Screencast:

Reinventing Librarianship

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“Reinventing Librarianship” Keynote ALA 2011 Virtual Conference. The session was recorded by ALA and should be available soon (I will update this post). Excerpts: “This then is your collection and what a truly awesome collection it is: more massive and sprawling than anything in ancient Alexandria. It is composed of seniors have seen their expected…

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The Future of Librarianship

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“The Future of Librarianship” Delaware Library Town Hall, Dover, DE. Abstract: Take away the librarians, the staff, but leave the books, the computers, and the architecture and for a week you will have a fine sculpture of a library that every day will become more and more a snapshot of the past. But throw out…

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The Future of Librarianship

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“The Future of Librarianship” FLICC Annual Forum, Washington, DC. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2011/FLICC-Lankes.pdf

Grand Challenges of Librarianship

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“Grand Challenges of Librarianship” Keynote Swedish Library Association’s Annual Conference 2011, Visby, Sweden. Abstract: Instead of facusing on the future of our communities we all too often seem to chase them through technology hoping to find new relevance for our collections and buildings. In such a world every new tool is a potential threat, any…

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Radical

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“Radical” Keynote Florida Library Association’s Annual Conference 2011, Orlando, FL. Abstract: We must go further. We must go deeper into our communities. We must bring radical positive change for our members. They are drowning in overpriced mortgages, our students are entering the job market with crippling academic debt, our children are struggling with underperforming schools.…

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The Heart of Teaching and Learning Into the Future

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“The Heart of Teaching and Learning Into the Future” SUNY Oswego Library, Oswego, NY. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2011/Oswego.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2011/OswegoVim.mp3 Screencast:

The Post Recession Library

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“The Post Recession Library” PLA Virtual Spring Symposium 2011, Online. Abstract: They say a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. How can libraries and librarians use the economic downturn to reintroduce themselves to their community? How can we restructure libraries and the work of librarians for the future? What entrepreneurial services can a post-recession…

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Awesome Librarians

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“Awesome Librarians” ILEADU Kickoff, Springfield, IL. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2011/ILEADU2.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2011/ILEADU2.mp3 Screencast:

Libraries and Broadband: Forging a New Social Compact

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“Libraries and Broadband: Forging a New Social Compact” Delaware Library BTOP Launch, Newark, DE. Abstract: The time for introspection is done. The time for trivia is done. The time for looking for the future of libraries in catalogs, and strategic plans is done. The needs of our communities is too great, and our promise for…

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