The Bad, The Good, and The Great

“The Bad, The Good, and The Great” Keynote Academic Librarians 2012, Syracuse, NY.

Abstract: Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services (after all a collection is only one type of service); great libraries build communities. In a time of great change and challenges to the very model of higher education, libraries must move beyond a focus on collections to a focus on communities. As new models of instruction (flipped classrooms, inquiry based instruction, etc.) and research emerge (interdisciplinary, large scale, collaborative, data driven), libraries find themselves well positioned – but only if they see their strongest assets as the librarians, not the materials librarians have organized. This talk will look to a new librarianship that moves past artifacts to knowledge and sets a new path.
Slides: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Syracuse.pdf
Audio: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/pod/2012/Syracuse.mp3

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New Librarianship’s New Promise

“New Librarianship’s New Promise” Keynote New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

Abstract: We must make a promise with our communities. We promise to help them participate in the full scope and scale of today’s society. To not simply help the unemployed find a job, but to find meaning and respect. To not simply help the student get to college, but to do so without the shackles of crippling debt. To not simply inform the citizen, but empower them to govern themselves. The promise we must make with our communities is that we are not consumers, we are not customers. We are not an audience to democracy. We are the democracy. We are the market. We consume, we produce and we matter. This community, this city, this state, the country, matters and we will shape its destiny. And we librarians are essential forces of this promise. We are not obsolete, we are not quaint, we are the promise of the better tomorrow.
Slides: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/NJLA.pdf

New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again

“New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again” Tennessee Library Association Brown Bag Series, Webinar.

Abstract: This talk examines a bright future for libraries that can build strong connections with communities. This includes co-owning the library space, returning to a sharing model of libraries, and focusing on the aspirations of the community. Several examples of libraries acting as platforms for community advancement will be discussed.
Slides: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/tnn.pdf
Audio: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/pod/2012/tnn.mp3

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World Domination Through Librarianship

“World Domination Through Librarianship” Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.

Abstract: In an era of battling walled content gardens, disruptive change, social media-enabled revolutions, and truthiness there has never been a greater need for librarians. Sorting through mountains of data, ensuring a civil discourse, repairing the fragmenting commons are vital for our country, and librarians are the right profession to lead the way. However, this is not a simple matter of declaring ourselves prepared, it will take new skills and a new librarianship not focused on buildings and artifacts. This talk lays out a foundation for this new librarianship, and a call to action to save the world.
Slides: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Kansas.pdf
Audio: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/pod/2012/Kansas.mp3

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Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation Part 2

“Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation Part 2” ALA Midwinter 2012 Presidents Program, Dallas, TX.

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Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities: join these conversations and leave Midwinter with new tools to become a better advocate. Libraries rely on partners within the community to advocate on their behalf more than ever before. But how can libraries stay relevant to these stakeholders in an environment of ever-changing priorities? Join visionary professor David Lankes, author of “Atlas of New Librarianship” ( (http://www.newlibrarianship.org), in two afternoons of innovative and interactive conversations about harnessing the evolving role of libraries, and strengthening the librarian’s voice to help shape community perception.

Facilitators from the graphic recording company, Sunni Brown (http://sunnibrown.com/), will help create visual images of the plenary conversations that conclude each afternoon. The Saturday, January 21, 2012, session focuses on “Understanding Your Communities.” The Sunday, January 22, 2012, session focuses on “Transforming Librarianship.” Both run from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sessions are open to all Midwinter Meeting attendees; please add them to your Scheduler to indicate that you plan to attend. Attendees will also receive a coupon for 5% off the price of David Lankes’ galvanizing “Atlas of New Librarianship” (ACRL/MIT Press, 2011) at the ALA Conference Store.
Slides: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Midwinter-Sun.pdf
Audio: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/pod/2012/alamw-sun.mp3

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Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation

“Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation” ALA Midwinter 2012 Presidents Program, Dallas, TX.

Abstract: Description from the program:

Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities: join these conversations and leave Midwinter with new tools to become a better advocate. Libraries rely on partners within the community to advocate on their behalf more than ever before. But how can libraries stay relevant to these stakeholders in an environment of ever-changing priorities? Join visionary professor David Lankes, author of “Atlas of New Librarianship” ( (http://www.newlibrarianship.org), in two afternoons of innovative and interactive conversations about harnessing the evolving role of libraries, and strengthening the librarian’s voice to help shape community perception.

Facilitators from the graphic recording company, Sunni Brown (http://sunnibrown.com/), will help create visual images of the plenary conversations that conclude each afternoon. The Saturday, January 21, 2012, session focuses on “Understanding Your Communities.” The Sunday, January 22, 2012, session focuses on “Transforming Librarianship.” Both run from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sessions are open to all Midwinter Meeting attendees; please add them to your Scheduler to indicate that you plan to attend. Attendees will also receive a coupon for 5% off the price of David Lankes’ galvanizing “Atlas of New Librarianship” (ACRL/MIT Press, 2011) at the ALA Conference Store.
Slides: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/Midwinter-Sat.pdf
Audio: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.174.113/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/pod/2012/MW-Sat.mp3

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