What We Learned from Asking Questions: Libraries as Catalysts for Academic Transformation

Monday, February 09 | 3:15PM–4:00PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development

Libraries face a double challenge: They are in the midst of rapid changes occurring in academe generally and experiencing dramatic changes inside libraries themselves. As materials become increasingly digital, expectations about what libraries are, and what librarians must do to remain relevant, continue to rise. The Penn Libraries staff have been actively engaged in academic transformation including strategic planning, community conversations, and data collection to align us with the future. This poster will present an overview of our process, our sometimes surprising data findings, and future plans. In our continuing effort to transform ourselves, we help to transform academe.

OUTCOMES: List strategies and technologies used to engage the community in discussions about academic transformation * Discuss ways to collaborate across institutions to facilitate academic transformation * Leave the poster session with materials that summarize findings, strategies, contacts