Category Archives: 2017

Presentations from 2017

The Social Responsibility of the Library and the Librarian in a Post-Factual World

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[Please note that this presentation is only half of the full session. The second half included a discussion with Nicole Cooke of the University of Illinois, Miguel Figueroa of ALA’s Center for the Future, and Scott Walter the University Librarian of DePaul University. Unfortunately I was not set up to record their insightful remarks.] “The…

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The Opportunities and Obligations of the Knowledge School

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“The Opportunities and Obligations of the Knowledge School” South Carolina Association of School Librarians. Greenville, SC. Abstract: An overview of strategic directions for the School of Library and Information Science and a call for participation. Slides: Slides in PDF Audio: Presentation Notes: [This is not an actual transcript of my talk, but rather speaking notes I…

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Expecting More From Our Libraries & Communities

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“Expecting More From Our Libraries & Communities” Florence Public Library Staff Development Day. Florence, SC. Abstract: A discussion of what a library is in the fame of community focus. Slides: Slides in PDF Audio: Florence Public Library Staff Development Day from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

A Knowledge Organization in an Age of Alternative Facts

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“A Knowledge Organization in an Age of Alternative Facts” Sarasota County Public Library Staff Development Day. Sarasota, FL. Abstract: Communities need the public library now more than ever. In an era when neighbors are more divided than ever, and even the nature of truth and facts are in question, ho do librarians best serve their…

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