Author Archives: R. David Lankes

A New Librarianship for a New Age

“A New Librarianship for a New Age” 57ยบ Congresso nazionale AIB (57th National Congress of the Italian Library Association), Rome, Italy Abstract (English): A new librarianship is emerging, taking the lessons learned over that nearly 3,000 year history to forge … Continue reading

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Conversations on transforming libraries are highlights of ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – Two afternoons of deep conversation about the evolving needs of our communities and how we can transform libraries and librarianship to meet their challenges will take place at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting. Hosted by ALA President Molly … Continue reading

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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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