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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

Moving Forward 42 Steps at a Time
Three weeks back I gave an ending talk at the ILEAD U project. It was about overcoming fear and resistance,
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Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries
I don’t normally talk about library types. For me all libraries (really librarians in all contexts) serve a community, be
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Remembering My Father
16 years ago today my father died. I think of him often, and miss his wit and guidance. It is
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Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians
“Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians” University of Maryland iSchool Talk. College Park, MD. Abstract: The days when there
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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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