• A Knowledge Approach to Librarianship

    Lankes delivers talk at Days of Knowledge Organization seminar hosted by Oslo and Akershus University College Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science.

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  • A Call For a New School of Thought

    Lankes shares his vision for an emerging school of thought in librarianship with the Metrolina Library Association.

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There will be a class of people who can use algorithms and a class used by algorithms.

-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.

A Knowledge Organization in an Age of Alternative Facts

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