• Follett Lecture Featuring David Lankes

    Lankes to deliver Dominican's Follett lecture April 12th with Nicole A. Cooke, Miguel Figueroa, and Scott Walter on The Social Responsibility of the Library and the Librarian in a Post-Factual World

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  • Knowledge School Interview

    Lankes talks about the Knowledge School in a Penthouse Interview @ 2016 Charleston Conference.

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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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