Librarians “also need to more actively support resource creation,.” Lorcan Dempsey
This quotation is from one of the many forward looking essays in New roles for the road ahead: essays commissioned for ACRL’s 75th anniversary*, and it is online for free !
So – Are you troubled with administrators wanting chunks of your library’s space? See Barbara Fister’s – Repositioning library space for ideas and arguments to put forward (p.43-45)
The essays are short and cover a variety of topics: – the current information background; the shifting roles of the library and librarians; and responding to opportunities. If that sounds dry and dull, I can assure you that the writing is clear and inspirational.
*by Stephen Bell, Lorcan Dempsey, and Barbara Fister; edited by Nancy Allen –
Thanks to the Association of College and Research Libraries
Jean Shaw, Phi