• World Tour Ends in VALA

    David will present a keynote at this year's VALA Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Still time to register!

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  • Lankes Receives ALA's Award for Promoting Librarianship

    Dave receives the 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship from the American Library Association.

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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 Professor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s iSchool, 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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