Description: This report discusses the future of academic libraries which serve as an essential gateway to knowledge. It discusses how libraries, as one of the largest facilities on campus, have become vibrant hubs for diverse purposes while retaining flexibility for future needs. How librarians have been steering discussions about open-source journals and courseware, which has profound implications for student access and success, and institutional budgets. Why libraries are leveraging special collections to carve out niches for their institutions and bolster connections with students and the local community. What librarians are saying about how varied their jobs have become, and how the profession is – and isn’t – diversifying. How librarians have adapted to automation to learn new technical, legal, and interpersonal skills.
Date: February 2022
Creator: Carlson, Scott
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Partner: UNT Libraries