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Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries, PDF eBook

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries PDF

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Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago.

With even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store?

This volume offers ideas to academic and public librarians about the future of library services.

Editors Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders.

Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributorsExamine the current state of the library, summarizing existing literature on the topic to sketch in historical backgroundProject into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades aheadConstruct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutionsThe collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

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