• Library as Movement

    The concept of a library is evolving faster than our terms for describing the change. Today the library is being seen as a movement. Not a place, but a community-wide effort to improve the lives of community members through knowledge.

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  • Decoding AI and Libraries

    Lankes talks about how to think about artificial intelligence and the role libraries need to participate in its development.

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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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Contact

USC SLIS 1501 Greene Street Columbia SC 29208 United States

  • rdlankes@mailbox.sc.edu
  • (803) 777-3858