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Planning the DeWitt Wallace Library Future: community conversations: Getting Started

A resource guide for relevant articles and books that discuss changes in academic libraries.

All sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of the month from 11:30AM-1:00PM in the Barbara B. Davis SPACE, Room 309, Library and each tab of this guide will link to suggested readings.

  • General Overview of Changes in Academic Libraries & the DeWitt Wallace Library: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Spaces: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Collections: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Digital Publishing and Projects: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

An academic library without stacks? Faculty favoring publishing at their institutions over traditional avenues? Students tinkering, making, coding and creating in library spaces? Disruptive forces are upending “business as it was” in academic libraries and institutions of higher education. What might the DeWitt Wallace Library be in ten years? Twenty?

We are inviting community members to join us at four lunch conversations to share thoughts on the future of our library. We will share readings that will frame the discussion for each of the four discussion topics:

  • General Overview: trends effecting academic libraries
  • Space: changes in library spaces, services in academic libraries, and suggestions from participants about library spaces
  • Collections: how the shift to digital editions is changing library collections and what it means for the library of the future
  • Digital Publishing and Projects: the evolving role of librarians in producing and publishing new scholarship

BLOG: The Future of the DeWitt Wallace Library--planning for community conversations. (Originally published Sept. 16, 2016; republished Dec. 27, 2016.) This posting provides some background on preparing for these conversations.