Speakers - IHLS Member Day

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R. David Lankes University of South Carolina

R. David Lankes is a professor and the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference. His work has been funded by organizations such as The MacArthur Foundation, The Institute for Library and Museum Services, NASA, The U.S. Department of Education, The U.S. Department of Defense, The National Science Foundation, The U.S. State Department, and The American Library Association.

Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society, earning him the American Library Association’s Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2016. 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 was 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.


Session Presenters

Mary Beil, Highland High School

Amy Byers, Chatham Area Library District

Patty Collins, Central Kansas Library System

Brenda Gilpatrick, Red Bud Public Library

Jenna Griffith, Marion High School

Rochelle Hartman, Lincoln Library

Hope Kasten, Salem High School

Kristi Lear, Auburn Public Library

Jacqueline Leskovac, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Sarah Littrell, Rochester High School

Betsy Mahoney, Six Mile Regional Library District

Gail Santy, Central Kansas Library System

Maribeth Shafer, Central Kansas Library System

Jill Shelton, Metropolis High School