David Lankes returns to the show to chat with Steve about his path to librarianship, how pragmatic optimism can lead to constructive action, and building the Knowledge School at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science.
R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science, the 2016-17 Follett Chair at Dominican’s Graduate School of Library & 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.
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