Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes
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R. David Lankes

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Website for R. David Lankes titled "Work in progress."

 

Great links to many aspects of his professional work.

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Smashwords — School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

Smashwords — School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.

 

I got this book some time ago, and I had forgotten that Lankes has some prime sharing included in it. Great Stuff.

 

I am tangentially intrigued as well: this concept of free-to-all, self-published e-books are a new phenomenon for me. Perhaps it's librarian snobbery, but up until recently, I associated "self-published" with shallow effort and lack of editorial oversight. 

 

This book makes me re-consider my previous perspective.

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Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Expect More

Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Expect More | Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes | Scoop.it

A compelling video titled "“Expect More” Hunters and Gatherers: Reshaping College Libraries for the 21st Century, Syracuse, NY." An invigorating way to spend 50 minutes on a Saturday afternoon.

 

I gained

 * more about the concept of third spaces

 * the term and connotation of flipping the classroom

 * the library not as a "service if they need us," where we take what we do and match it to what they want, but rather

 * the library as a platform where our community can do its work

 * more fodder for my understanding of "embedded librarian:" proactively going out, reaching out to teachers and departments

 * "concierge" librarians

 *  why it is a good idea to put books around the end of the library space, and social / communities area in the center.

 

"Your ability to feed the dreams and aspirations of your community is the future of libraries.

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The Atlas of New Librarianship

The Atlas of New Librarianship | Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes | Scoop.it

The companion site to Lankes' latest --and perhaps greatest-- book, The Atlas of new Librarianship.

 

Lankes articulates the mission of librarians as:

The MISSION of LIBRARIANS is to IMPROVE SOCIETY through FACILITATING KNOWLEDGE CREATION in their COMMUNITIES

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Communication with Dr. Lankes

Communication with Dr. Lankes | Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes | Scoop.it

Dr. Lankes is readily accessible, and he responded kindly when I contact him about this course assignment.  I mentioned the complexity I had found in reading his most recent book, The Atlas of New librarianship. He encouraged me, and remained open for contact if I should have problems. THANKS, Dr L!

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Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes join Henry Jenkins as AASL 2012 Fall Forum facilitators » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes join Henry Jenkins as AASL 2012 Fall Forum facilitators » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes | Scoop.it

This is one of the more compelling reasons I would want to attend AASL, in a perfect world.

 

* Fontichiaro working to deconstruct transliteracy so it is more comprehensible; attendees will build a definition of transliteracy

 

 * Lankes will share about the collaborative nature of transliteacy; how to advocate for it; how to highlight relevance of school librarians in this environment. 

 

 * "His more recent work involves how participatory concepts can reshape libraries and credibility."

 

A friend of mine serves as library consultant at ESC10 in the Dallas, Texas area, and her site will be one of those offering a satellite site for the program. Registration is still amazingly steep, though.

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R. David Lankes (@rdlankes) on Twitter

R. David Lankes (@rdlankes) on Twitter | Person To Follow (LSSL7370): R. David Lankes | Scoop.it

Twitter home of R. David Lankes (@rdlankes).

 

Lots to read and follow here.

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