Category Archives: 2012

The Bad, The Good, and The Great

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“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…

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New Librarianship’s New Promise

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“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…

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New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again

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“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…

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World Domination Through Librarianship

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“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…

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Expect More

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“Expect More” Hunters and Gatherers: Reshaping College Libraries for the 21st Century, Syracuse, NY. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2012/OCC.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2012/OCC.mp3 Screencast:

Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation Part 2

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“Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation Part 2” 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.…

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Expect More: Our Most Important Conversation

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“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…

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