• Remarks on Library Neutrality

    Lankes argues that libraries and librarians are not neutral as part of the President's Panel at ALA MidWinter.

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  • Eulogy for the Information Age

    There is a need for a new guiding narrative in librarianship beyond data and information.

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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.

Eulogy for the Information Age

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