May 20, 2022

Slides From Dr. R. David Lankes "The Future of Librarianship" Keynote Presentation (FLICC Forum)

Professor R. David Lankes gave a keynote presentation yesterday (May 18th) at FLICC Forum 2011 (Federal Library and Information Center Committee) held at the Library of Congress.

The presentation was titled “The Future of Librarianship” and Dr. Lankes made his slides available online (PDF) today. We think you’ll find them thought provoking and worthy of discussion with your colleagues.

As many of you know, Dr. Lankes is the author of  The Atlas of New Librarianship published by MIT Press in cooperation with ACRL. His Author page has more including links to books from the bibliography.

An iPad app and web site is on the way.

Finally, we would like to say congrats, kudos, and well done to Dr. Lankes twice in today’s post.

1. On becoming a full professor at Syracuse University.

2. After only being available for a month, MIT Press has said they will do a second press run of The Atlas of New Librarianship.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.