Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 19 Oct - Sun 23 Oct, 2011

Richard Lankes Richard Lankes (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA

Syracuse University

Professor, Director, Masters in Library and Information Science Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Syracuse, United States

R. David Lankes is a professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, director of the library science program for the school, and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. Professor 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. His more recent work involves how participatory concepts can reshape libraries and credibility. David 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.
Professor Lankes' academic career is closely tied to Syracuse University, where he has received a Bachelor, Master and Ph.D.

Media files from Richard Lankes

"Building the Skills of Library and Museum Professionals

"Building the Skills of Library and Museum Professionals"

David Lankes discusses the meaning of participatory culture and ways libraries can support learning through technology