Author Archives: R. David Lankes

Ferguson Library

I have never been to Ferguson. I have never been to the Ferguson Library. I love the Ferguson Library. Go look at this page: http://abcnews.go.com/US/ferguson-library-refuge-adults-children-amid-strife/story?id=25050930 Now read this: http://johnbeaudoin4.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/the-library-of-solace/ I read these right after re-reading my book Expect More for … Continue reading

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Master Class Now Open for Enrollment

Starting at the end of June I’ll be running the New Librarianship Master Class (June 30-July 27). For those who are familiar with the MOOC I did last summer, this is a repeat of that course. For those unfamiliar, here … Continue reading

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New Librarianship Master Class to be Offered Again

Last summer I offered a MOOC on the basics of New Librarianship. Over 2,300 people enrolled. However, many said they couldn’t participate at the time, or had to drop out for other obligations. Now, thanks to the State Library of … Continue reading

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Free copies of Lankes book now available to ALA Members, Library Trustees and Friends of Libraries

Thanks to ALA for getting out the word and all of their support: For Immediate Release Tue, 02/18/2014 Contact: Mary Ghikas Senior Associate Executive Director ALA 312-280-2518 mghikas@ala.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association has consciously and vigorously embraced the … Continue reading

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Save Big on Expect More

Looking for that last minute gift for your favorite library board member, provost, or principal? Look no further. Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World is now just $12 from Amazon…over a 30% savings for the season. What … Continue reading

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Engineers of Innovation

“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. … Continue reading

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New Librarianship Master Class: MOOC Statistics

“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. Slides: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2013/MOOCStats.pdf Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/MoocToronto.mp3 Screencast: … Continue reading

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MOOC Videos added to Atlas Companion Site

The video introduction to the threads of the Atlas, created and used in the New Librarianship MOOC, have now been added to the Threads sections of the Atlas companion site. In the coming weeks I hope to make substantial changes … Continue reading

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After the MOOC

The New Librarianship Master Class/MOOC is its third week, and the question can be asked…whats next? What happens after the August 4th end date for the course? The short answer is, the conversation can continue. What follows is some specific … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Power and Empowerment

I have been engaged in a discussion of librarians and power with Steve Matthews over on the BeerBrarian Blog: http://beerbrarian.blogspot.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-new-librarianship-week-one.html?showComment=1373647786790#c3322455378238735629 (great post, but this is happening in the comments). It would have stayed there, but my latest response is simply … Continue reading

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