R. David Lankes was selected as the 2021 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s highest honor. In recognition of his 30 years of visionary leadership in reference services; for his national leadership in virtual reference; for his ongoing work in expanding reference services to… read more
This presentation to the faculty of the iSchool of the University of Texas at Austin discusses the research study underlying concepts in New Librarianship. This is the data and methods that guided the development of books like the Atlas of New Librarianship and Expect More.
The Bowden Folio is a collection of projects and ideas supported by the Virginia & Charles Bowden Professor of Librarianship, R. David Lankes, at the University of Texas at Austin’s iSchool. This site will provide links to projects, updates on the Bowden Professor, and a place to explore ideas around… read more
The Salzburg Curriculum to prepare librarians and museum professionals for a participatory age has found a new home in the Bowden Folio. Many thanks to Michael Stephens and San Jose State University School of Information for previous hosting. You can find the curriculum itself, and some information on its history… read more
David Lankes presented ideas on how ideas from community-centered librarianship must be applied to the community of libraries themselves in the form of peer-to-peer, people centered networks. Here is the text of the speech (errors and all): Come together: librarians across borders for better communities Here’s the Too long; Didn’t… read more
R. David Lankes has been hired as Full Professor and the first Virginia & Charles Bowden Professor of Librarianship. From the announcement: R. David Lankes joins the iSchool from the University of South Carolina, where he has been the director of the School of Library and Information Science since 2016.… read more