“The Future *some assembly required” 9th Sebina Day. Rome, Italy (via pre-recorded video).
Abstract: A video discussion of New Librarianship including Italian subtitles [you have to turn of closed captions and choose Italian]
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“The Turning Tide: From Collection Development to Community Facilitation” Saint John’s University Invited Lecture. New York City, NY.
Abstract: Libraries have seen massive and profound changes in their collections over the past half century. It is time to radically change how we view service to our communities as well.
The Turning Tide: From Collection Development to Community Facilitation from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians” University of Maryland iSchool Talk. College Park, MD.
Abstract: The days when there was a single model for a library, if they ever existed, are gone. The idea that the library is a storehouse of books and materials is gone. The notion that a library can serve off to the side of the mission of a community is gone. What’s left: the centrality of librarians in meeting the needs and aspirations of the community. This presentation presents a librarianship unencumbered by buildings or a fealty to traditions. It talks about librarians as facilitators of knowledge creation in libraries, and offices, and schools, and classrooms, and the wide reaches of the Internet.
Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Parable of the 42 Steps” Closing keynote for the ILEAD U 2014 Cohort. Springfield, IL.
Abstract: Ending presentation to ILEAD U 2014 on how my trials with cancer have taught me to move forward in a world that often seeks to set us back.
Parable of the 42 Steps from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Publisher of the Community: We’re All Doomed” Closing keynote for the NISO Workshop on “Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Abstract: We need to build platforms for scholarship and knowledge development, not information and content delivery. These platforms are not about APIs and eContent, but about people and content. We need to strive not for discovery, but epiphanies.
A special thank you to SAGE for supporting this keynote and the workshop.
Publisher of the Community: We’re All Doomed from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Mapping the Community” South Central Regional Library Council Annual Meeting. Cortland, NY.
Abstract: Libraries are changing. From a focus on collections to a focus on communities; from spaces of librarians to spaces of students, parents, faculty, and teachers. Of course all of this is just rhetoric. Real change requires tools to define the spate of services (new and old) that are needed to meet the needs of towns, college, and schools.
This session will explore the rhetoric of the new librarianship through a hands on exercise that maps the community you serve. The focus is on demonstrating real skills in the light of a new relationship between librarians and those they serve.
Mapping Conversations from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“Continuous Learning” Opening Keynote for The Library OnConference. Online.
Abstract: Librarians must build a system of continuous learning to better to engage their communities. From Alexandria to Ferguson to your back yard, librarians can make an amazing difference.
“Innovation in the Country” Keynote for ILEAD USA.
Abstract: Innovation should look like Silicon Valley…if you serve Silicon Valley. Otherwise, it should look like your community.
I tried something different for this one…live video with on screen pop ups. Please let me know if you like it or how it could be better.
Innovation in the Country from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“The Faithful and the Radicals” Opening Keynote for Expect More, The NYLA-SSL Annual Conference 2014. Syracuse, NY.
Abstract: School librarians must have faith in the work and the work of their colleagues. Yet faith alone will not advance the cause. Advancing school librarianship requires radical action.
cny from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
“The Community is Your Collection” Closing Keynote for ILEADU March Session. Springfield, IL (via pre-recorded video).
Abstract: Librarians build tools to enhance their true collection – the communities they serve.
The Community Is Your Collection from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.