• Customer, Consumer, Users, and Other Mistakes

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"Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services; great libraries build communities."

-R. David Lankes

About David

R. David Lankes is a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. 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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