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Planning the DeWitt Wallace Library Future: community conversations: General Overview of Trends

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

Conversation Starters

• What factors make for successful faculty/librarian collaborations in the classroom?

• How do we balance evolving collections and selecting access versus ownership?

• What does our ideal digital repository look like?

• What new and enduring influences impact support of faculty scholarship?

• Given budgetary constraints, how can we continue to shape a collection that meets the needs of scholarship and teaching?

• What might effective assessment of our resources and service look like?

• If it were all up to you, what services would you like to see in the library?

• Is open access inevitable?  Will open textbooks make a difference?

Background Reading

The Library of the 21st Century - Libraries "should put students at the center"," make learning visible", "model a learning community", and "model the academic mission."

Libraries becoming 'invisible' to junior scholars. Holly Else. Times Higher Education, December 8, 2016.

Libraries becoming invisible to junior scholars? Christine Wolff. Ithaka S+R, December 12, 2016.

2016 Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries. College and Research Libraries News, June 2016.

"The 2016 Top Trends report discusses research data services, digital scholarship, collection assessment trends, content provider mergers, evidence of learning, new directions with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, altmetrics, emerging staff positions, and open educational resources."

Changing a Cultural Icon: The Academic Library As a Virtual Destination. Jerry D. Campbell. Educause Review, January-February 2006.

A look at the present from ten years in the past.