• Knowledge School Interview

    Lankes talks about the Knowledge School in a Penthouse Interview @ 2016 Charleston Conference.

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  • RUSA President's Program

    Lankes will deliver the RUSA's 2017 Annual Conference President's Program Keynote

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"Good librarians aren't neutral: they are principled"

-R. David Lankes, New Librarianship Field Guide

About David

R. David Lankes is the Director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science, the 2016-17 Follett Chair at Dominican’s Dominican’s School of Information Studies, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.

Librarianship in the Growing Information Domain…or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Information

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