• CUBISS Documentary on Community Libraries

    Lankes was featured in a documentary that CUBISS in the Netherlands put together on the growing movement for truly community centered libraries. It is in Dutch with English subtitles.

  • Expect More Free to Download in French

    Thanks to Ateliers de [sens public] and an amazing group of volunteers Expect More is now available in French

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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.

A Manifesto for Global Librarianship

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USC SLIS 1501 Greene Street Columbia SC 29208 United States

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  • (803) 777-3858