Seminar 2P - The Future of the Library
PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee are required to attend this seminar.

Monday, March 10 | 2:00PM–5:30PM | Room 552 A/B
Session Type: Professional Development
Information and technology support organizations in higher education face a future of dramatic and constant change. Digital information creation and delivery is challenging what we know about learning and teaching, and what we assumed would be our roles in higher education. To continue to support scholarly communication, delivery and preservation of digital information, and online teaching and learning environments—to continue to be relevant and helpful to the academic mission—we must radically redefine the services we offer to the academy.

This session will offer an interactive review of the fluid landscape of the changing world of libraries, IT, and higher education, and will draw on the presenter's experience of leading a forward-thinking merged information service organization. Topics will include defining a new learning/teaching professional, reallocating staff, defining priorities, staffing institutional repositories, finding skilled cross-functional leaders, supporting data-rich scholarship, defining critical literacies for the new millennium, inserting library and technology staff into the curriculum in radical new ways, supporting community learning and learning outside of courses, matrix management organizations, cross-breeding research and social software, and thinking beyond the course management system.

Participants are encouraged to read at least one of the items listed in the PDF fille below. Bring your ideas and opinions -- we're creating the future together!


  • Amira Aaron

  • Lori Dembowitz

    Associate CIO, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Dave Wedaman

    Organizational Development Consultant

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