What Higher Ed Can Learn From Libraries Hamilton College Presents Syracuse University Library Science Expert

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

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October 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College

Event Description

The Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library lecture: “What Can Higher Education Learn From Libraries?” by Professor R. David Lankes of Syracuse University.

Lankes will explore the larger shift in higher education from preparing students for their first job to being an institution of lifelong learning. He will focus on how existing approaches in libraries actually provide models for this transformation.

Lankes is a professor and the Dean’s Scholar on New Librarianship 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. He is 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.

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