Tag: Lankes

NEW LIBRARIANSHIP MASTER CLASS/MOOC ARCHIVE

Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees? The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet; […]

Reference is Dead…Again

A brief history of developments in reference service and a discussion of reference must evolve in the concept of Library as Movement. 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, […]

Communities in Crisis

How do libraries respond in times of crisis? They dive deeper into their communities. Is this an act of politics? Yes. 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 […]