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R. David Lankes to speak in Future of Libraries, Museums and Archives series

R. David Lankes

Not Done Yet: Charting a New Course for Librarianship

November 3, 2008

10:00-Noon, Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Room 3027

~~the lecture will also be webcast live ~~

R. David Lankes is currently Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse and an associate professor in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies.  He has spoken and written widely about bridging the gap between the theory of library science and the practice of users through his concept of “participatory librarianship.”  Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society.  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 appointed as 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.

On the occasion of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ 40th anniversary, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) present another in a series of speakers to address the Institution on the future of libraries, museums and archives in a digital world.

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