Category Archives: School of Library and Information Science

Expect More: From Change Agent to Advocate

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“Expect More: From Change Agent to Advocate.” Congrès des professionnels et professionnelles de l’information. Montreal, Canada. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: Society needs librarians who are non-neutral, proactive change agents. With French Subtitles [This is the script I used for my talk.] Bonjour, je m’appelle David Lankes … and with that…

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Chalk Board with Notes

Information Science Versus Library Science in the in the Era of Technology

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“Information Science Versus Library Science in the In The Era Of Technology.” Keynote to the ICLIS International Conference 2018. Bandung, Indonesia. (via video conference) Abstract: A brief discussion of how the field of library nd information science should be seen as a conversation, and the importance of talking about knowledge and social impact

South Carolina Library Association Remarks

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Comments to the South Carolina Library Association. Greenville, SC. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: South Carolina Libraries can help lead the world and help save it. [This is the script I used for my talk.] Today I am going to ask you to save the world. But that seems like a…

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New Librarianship: How Transformation is Necessary to Sustain Our Communities

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“New Librarianship: How Transformation is Necessary to Sustain Our Communities.” 13th National Congress of Librarians Archivists and Documentalists. Portugal. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: Libraries have existed in one form or another for over 4,000 years. They have been around that long not because they didn’t change, but because they have…

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SLIS Graduate students outside

Hooding Remarks

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On Thursday we held the School of Library and Information Science’s Hooding ceremony leading into weekend graduations. The following are my prepared remarks for the event. It starts off a little heavy, just warning you: On Tuesday a nurse will hook me up to an IV pump and begin the slow injection of toxic chemicals…

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Ehsan Mohammadi with students

SLIS Update

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Greetings my SLIS friends. The end of the academic year here at SLIS is upon us, and it has been quite the year. Here are just some of our accomplishments: In the Fall we hosted a meeting for the Institute for Museum and Library Services that gathered nearly all of the accredited library and information…

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