Libraries are no longer dusty, dimly lit spaces reserved for quiet research and solitary study. Today college and university libraries are striving to become vibrant centers of student connection and creativity. How can they overcome outdated notions and reassert their relevance in a time of competing expenses and priorities?
We’ve gathered a panel of experts to explain at a coming virtual forum, “In Defense of Libraries.” Join us as leaders overseeing libraries at major higher-ed institutions discuss:
- How do librarians, facilities managers, and others make the case for the library?
- How do they align themselves with strategic institutional goals?
- How do they articulate what the library is and what it can be in the future?
Host: Scott Carlson, senior writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Todd Carpenter, executive director, National Information Standards Organization
- Niraj Chaudhary, dean, William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center, University of the Pacific
- Gale Etschmaier, dean of university libraries, Florida State University
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