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.
R. David Lankes
Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208 Phone: (803)777-3858
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