R. David Lankes

Board Member
Professor and Director
University of South Carolina iSchool

R. David Lankes is a professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. He is also the Follett Chair in Library and Information Science at Dominican University. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference. Past projects include the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, the Gateway to Education Materials, AskERIC and the Virtual Reference Desk. Lankes' more recent work involves how participatory concepts can reshape libraries and credibility.

Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today's society. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, the Harvard School of Education, and the first fellow of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.

 

People

  • Alison Head

    Alison Head

    Executive Director and Principal Investigator

  • R. David Lankes

    R. David Lankes

    Board Member
    Professor and Director
    University of South Carolina iSchool

  • Peter Morville

    Peter Morville

    Board Member
    Founder and Director
    Semantic Studios

  • David Nasatir

    David Nasatir

    Board Member
    Visiting Professor
    UC Berkeley, Sociology (Retired)

  • Lee Rainie

    Lee Rainie

    Board Member
    Founder and Director
    Pew's Internet & American Life Project

  • Karen Schneider

    Karen Schneider

    Board Member
    Library Dean
    Sonoma State University

  • Michael Eisenberg

    Michael Eisenberg

    Chairperson
    Lifelong Learning Board
    Dean Emeritus and Professor
    University of Washington's iSchool