• Neighbors Not Users, Members not Customers, Partners not Patrons

    Keynote to CPI 2019: Inviting people into libraries is not enough...we must give them ownership.

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  • Data, Media, and Society

    A discussion on how we conceptualize scholarly communication and the need for advocacy around data in all aspects of higher education

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“True learning happens when books and friends, writing and understanding intermingle in a rich soup of participation.”

-R. David Lankes

About David

R. David Lankes is the Director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science 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 an Era of Big Data

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