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Recent Publications

The New Librarianship Field Guide
The New Librarianship Field Guide
Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World
Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World

 

The Atlas of New Librarianship
The Atlas of New Librarianship
The Boring Patient
The Boring Patient

Recent Posts

Bullet Point: “Recorded Knowledge is an Oxymoron”
There is a phrase widely used in librarianship that has always bothered me – “recorded knowledge.” It bothers me for
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New Concepts in Digital Reference
Lankes, R. David (2009). New concepts in digital reference. San Rafael, CA: Morgan-Claypool http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00166ED1V01Y200812ICR001
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Reference Extract in under 4 minutes
If the long explanation of Reference Extract is, well, too long, here is some help. The first is a 3
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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.

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
Web: https://DavidLankes.org
E-Mail: rdlankes@mailbox.sc.edu

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