Category Archives: School of Library and Information Science

The Library as a Movement

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A conversation between Marie Østergaard, Library Director Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark and R. David Lankes, Director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science on the idea that the library is a movement of communities members, librarians, politicians, partners and more. If you would rather just listen, here’s an MP3…

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Davis College

Reception at ALA

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If you are attending this year’s ALA Annual Conference in D.C. or are in the area please join the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science for a reception celebrating great librarianship. Great librarianship exemplified by our alumni, faculty, students, and staff. This year, we will also be celebrating the life of…

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SLIS Welcomes Dr. Nicole Cooke

Dr. Nicole Cooke Joins School of Library and Information Science – Carolina’s Knowledge School

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I am SO thrilled to share that Dr. Nicole Cooke will join #UofSC this fall as our Augusta Baker Chair. A prolific scholar and an esteemed leader in the LIS field, Dr. Cooke is well-known for her research into diversity and social justice in librarianship.  Please join me in welcoming her to the University of South Carolina!

Expect More: From Change Agent to Advocate

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“Expect More: From Change Agent to Advocate.” Congrès des professionnels et professionnelles de l’information. Montreal, Canada. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: Society needs librarians who are non-neutral, proactive change agents. With French Subtitles [This is the script I used for my talk.] Bonjour, je m’appelle David Lankes … and with that…

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Chalk Board with Notes

Information Science Versus Library Science in the in the Era of Technology

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“Information Science Versus Library Science in the In The Era Of Technology.” Keynote to the ICLIS International Conference 2018. Bandung, Indonesia. (via video conference) Abstract: A brief discussion of how the field of library nd information science should be seen as a conversation, and the importance of talking about knowledge and social impact

South Carolina Library Association Remarks

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Comments to the South Carolina Library Association. Greenville, SC. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: South Carolina Libraries can help lead the world and help save it. [This is the script I used for my talk.] Today I am going to ask you to save the world. But that seems like a…

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New Librarianship: How Transformation is Necessary to Sustain Our Communities

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“New Librarianship: How Transformation is Necessary to Sustain Our Communities.” 13th National Congress of Librarians Archivists and Documentalists. Portugal. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Speech Text: Read Speaker Script in Portuguese Abstract: Libraries have existed in one form or another for over 4,000 years. They have been around that long not because…

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SLIS Graduate students outside

Hooding Remarks

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On Thursday we held the School of Library and Information Science’s Hooding ceremony leading into weekend graduations. The following are my prepared remarks for the event. It starts off a little heavy, just warning you: On Tuesday a nurse will hook me up to an IV pump and begin the slow injection of toxic chemicals…

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