Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Future of Academic Libraries: Taiga Forum 2011 Provocative Statements

Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025

Edited by Kara Malenfant (ACRL) with noted futurist David Staley. Not just statements about the future but also assessments on those statements by almost 400 ACRL members.

ACRL: Issues & Advocacy
Value of Academic Libraries
Increasing recognition of the value of libraries and librarians by leaders in higher education, information technology, funding agencies, and campus decision making is one of ACRL’s six strategic priorities. The current economic climate and the increased emphasis on assessment and outcomes have forced academic departments’ higher education administrators to make tough decisions regarding the funding of programs and units at their institutions. Recognizing the sense of urgency around this issue, ACRL is working to identify resources that will help members to demonstrate their value in clear, measurable ways.

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