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:
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.