Author Archives: R. David Lankes

Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks

“Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks” PLS President’s Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Abstract: Imagine libraries are places to learn and create, not consume and check out. Imagine the day when … Continue reading

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Killing the Library Quickly

A few weeks ago I did the Keynote at NELA and it was received very well, including a very thoughtful blog post by Agnostic, Maybe. I needed to create shorter more pithy version for the iSchools webpage, and so edited … Continue reading

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Expeditions: Death of Reference and Ice Cream

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Knowledge Thread Discussion

Here is the main post to discuss the Atlas’ Knowledge Thread. Follow the links under the video to join the discussions. Respond to Sharon and Morgan to discuss conversation theory! – Knowledge is created through conversation, and language is an … Continue reading

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Respond to Ben to Discuss scapes!

This post is part of the Atlas book group discussing the Knowledge Thread. Respond to Ben to Discuss scapes! What do you think of scopes? Would they work? Why or why not? How do scopes differ from the traditional reference … Continue reading

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Respond to Jocelyn and Lisa to discuss the app challenge!

This post is part of the Atlas book group discussing the Knowledge Thread. Respond to Jocelyn and Lisa to discuss the app challenge! Come up with an idea for an app that you think would be useful for your school … Continue reading

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Respond to Daina and Meridith to discuss knowledge creation!

This post is part of the Atlas book group discussing the Knowledge Thread. Respond to Daina and Meridith to discuss knowledge creation! I’m Daina and I’m Meredith! In this thread we want you to create your own knowledge tool to … Continue reading

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Respond to Sharon and Morgan to discuss conversation theory!

This post is part of the Atlas book group discussing the Knowledge Thread. – Knowledge is created through conversation, and language is an influential part of that. — L0 is basic and allows the “negotiation” of the conversation. It is … Continue reading

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Expeditions: Improve Society

Folks seemed to enjoy the short Atlas Expeditions videos I posted, so I decided to post another. This one reacting to recent discussions on “improve society” as part of the mission of librarians found in the Atlas of New Librarianship:

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Team Mission: Transcending the worldview of librarianship today, one radical comic frame at a time

We hope you enjoyed our comic about the mission of librarians in the 21st century! We’re a group of new Syracuse University iSchool graduate students of library and information science, and we created this little gem for your viewing pleasure. … Continue reading

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