“Library as Facilitator” KUB Project, Sweden (via pre-recorded video).
Abstract: What makes libraries able facilitators? What differentiates them from other professions or organizations in the mission of knowledge creation?
Library as Facilitator from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Community as Collection” iGroup Users Group Meeting. Singapore (via Video Conference).
Abstract: The future of libraries rest not in their collections, but in their engagement with the communities they serve. Libraries are learning institutions that facilitate knowledge creation. This presentation will highlight a new approach to library service and the role of librarians with the communities they serve.
Community as Collection from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Changing Literacy Changes Literacy Organizations” Unspoken Conference. Utica, NY.
Abstract: Changing views of literacy changes literacy organizations like libraries. This presentation for a non-library audience discusses these changes.
Utica from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“From Loaning to Learning” Slovenian Library Association Congress. Lasko, Slovinia (via telecast).
Abstract: We live in a time of great opportunity in libraries. New technologies, and new approaches to knowledge have opened up new possibilities for libraries and librarians. This presentation looks at the role of the library in “post-document” world, where the focus of libraries is on learning, not collections. It is this focus that will ensure not only the continuation of libraries, but the increased importance of librarians.
From Loaning to Learning from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study” Internet Librarians International Pre-Conference. London, UK (Screencast).
Abstract: A review of the New Librarianship MOOC and a discussion of MOOCs and the opportunitiess for libraries.
New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“What Higher Education Can Learn From Libraries” Hamilton College Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecture. Clinton NY.
Abstract: The recent attention to MOOCs has highlighted strains in traditional models of higher education, including cost, pedagogy, scholarly communication, the role of tenure, and the appropriate incorporation of technology into teaching and scholarship. In this presentation Lankes will explore the larger shift in higher education from preparing students for their first job, to being an institution of lifelong learning. He will focus on how existing approaches in libraries actually provide models for this transformation.
Hamilton from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Engineers of Innovation” NCSLMA 2013 Annual Conference. Winston-Salem, NC.
Abstract: Innovation is a term with baggage. To some it is a nebulous concept thrown around to little effect. To others, it is a daunting task reserved for a few visionaries. In this presentation Lankes will talk about how innovation is the job of every librarian. Lankes will also talk about how innovation must be matched to a mission of learning and constant community improvement.
Engineers of Innovation from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.