Macalester, share your thoughts on the future of our library

January 23 2017

Join us Tuesday, January 31st for the first in four conversations about changes affecting academic libraries.

An academic library without stacks? Faculty favoring publishing at their institutions over traditional avenues? Students tinkering, making, coding, and creating in library spaces? What might the DeWitt Wallace Library be in ten years?

We are inviting community members to join us at four lunch conversations to share thoughts on the future of our library. Links below share readings that will frame the discussion for each of the four discussion topics:

  • General Overview: trends affecting academic libraries
  • Spaces: changes in library spaces, services in academic libraries, and suggestions from participants about library spaces
  • Collections: how the shift to digital editions is changing library collections and what it means for the library of the future
  • Digital Publishing and Projects: the evolving role of librarians in producing and publishing new scholarship

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, in the Library.

Mark your calendars now for the other three sessions: 

  • Spaces: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Collections: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Digital Publishing and Projects: Tuesday, April 27, 2017

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Library Director Terri Fishel.

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