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New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again

“New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again” Tennessee Library Association Brown Bag Series, Webinar. Abstract: This talk examines a bright future for libraries that can build strong connections with communities. This includes co-owning the library space, returning to … Continue reading

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Anna Maria Tammaro interviews R. David Lankes

A nice short interview for an Italian conference (but it is in English). For me the most interesting question was at the end about why aren’t we all just information scientists.

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Atlas Acknowledgements

As I announced, the Atlas of New Librarianship has received the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. While I have been extremely grateful for the notes of congratulations, I cannot take all the credit. While the … Continue reading

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Atlas Wins Award 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature

Immediate Release Mon, 02/27/2012 – 09:48 Contact: Cheryl Malden CHICAGO – “The Atlas of New Librarianship” by R. David Lankes has been named the winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. The award, which … Continue reading

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Joining the Conversation: School Librarians as Facilitators of Learning

“Joining the Conversation: School Librarians as Facilitators of Learning.” Lankes, R. D. (February, 2012). 39(3). Teacher|Librarian pps. 8-12. http://goo.gl/jNLNy

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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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Librarians: Closing Post

Thank you for your participation in the Librarianship thread.  Our thread aimed to highlight new directions and dilemmas that we as librarians will most likely face.  The results of this weeks discussion leave us with the following reflections:  In the … Continue reading

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Librarians: Saturday’s Question

As new LIS students, many of us feel eager and excited to enter the career of Librarianship amidst great uncertainties and change for the profession.  Our lack of investment in traditional libraries may make it easier for us to adapt to … Continue reading

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Librarians: Friday’s Question

On page 159, Professor Lankes describes how a public library reached out to the local (Syracuse) community by interacting with a children’s hospital. In this way, they were reaching out to their community in a unique way. How does collections … Continue reading

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Librarians: Thursday’s Question

David Lankes wrote, “Rather than cataloging artifacts and assuming they are self-contained, we need to build systems that focus on the relationships.”  This quote proposes the idea of building catalogs which are functionally different from what we see in libraries … Continue reading

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