“New Librarianship Master Class: MOOC Statistics”
Pushing the Envelope in Education: Roles for Libraries-MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification. Toronto, CA. (via Skype)
Abstract: A quick overview of the New Librarianship MOOC with some conclusions and statistics.
New Librarianship Master Class from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Realigning Higher Education: From Starting Them Off to Keeping Them Going” Future Professoriate Program. Hamilton, 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 Prof. Lankes will explore the larger shift in higher education from preparing students for their first job, to being an institution of lifelong learning.
Realigning Higher Education: From Starting Them Off to Keeping Them Going from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Moving Past the Deficit Model and Demonstrating Our Worth” Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX (via Skype).
Abstract: Our communities, be they an academy or a city, are not broken. Our communities are not passive users of services or consumers of reading. Our communities are our true collection. Their expertise, inventiveness, and experiences are a richer collection of knowledge than can be found in any set of stacks. Our operations and our advocacy must reflect community aspirations and dreams, not deficits and failings. This session will examine ideas and examples of aspiration advocacy and community-based services.
Audio: Presentation – https://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/61c.5b7.myftpupload.com/rdlankes/pod/2013/TX-Deficit.mp3
- Question 1 – How can we get people to realize the library has services that they value and that we are not just collection?
- Question 2 – In the examples of building social networks for community organizations, how can we do that with our current systems?
- Question 2 – You talked about people building systems around them? Our catalogs can’t do that today, and I have questions everyday on how to use the catalog. What is available to have members build these systems and their networks?
Moving Past the Deficit Model and Demonstrating Our Worth from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning” Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX (via Skype).
Abstract: School librarians are more than teachers who work in the school library. They have the ability to bring whole new forms of instruction into a school. This session will cover new ideas and examples of school librarians moving beyond standardized testing and library management to help their students succeed.
School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“ILEAD USA Opening” ILEAD USA Residency, Video Conference.
I apologize for the marginal video and audio quality. ILEAD USA should be releasing a better version soon…I will add a pointer here.
Abstract: Librarians must build more than collection, but communities and conversations.
ILEADUSA Keynote from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Learning, Information, and Technology Walk Into a Bar…” Jefferson Community College Spring Convocation. Watertown, NY.
Abstract: The world of learning, libraries, and technology are merging their ideas of the people who take advantage of their services. This present a great opportunity in community colleges and higher education in general to think about community focused education.
Learning, Information, and Technology Walk Into a Bar… from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Success Through Collaboration” HELIN Annual Conference. Smithfield RI. (pre-recorded)
Abstract: If you want a future for libraries, it is within you, the librarians. If you want a healthy community that seeks out knowledge, and seeks informed conversation, then advocate for it beyond your walls. If you want your library to thrive, the community must thrive. To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your community.
Success Through Collaboration from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.