Wednesday, April 1, 2015

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, ACRL announced the release of "New Roles for the Road Ahead: Essays Commissioned for ACRL's 75th Anniversary" authored by well-known bloggers and thought leaders Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian and Temple University, Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of OCLC Research and Chief Strategist and Barbara Fister, Academic Librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College.

In a series of twenty essays in three sections, "Framing the Road Ahead", 'Shifts in Positioning" and "Responding to Opportunity: Creating a New Library Landscape", Bell, Dempsy and Fister share their thoughts on the world in which academic libraries will thrive, ways libraries are responding to change and new roles for libraries and librarians. The essays include reflections on ways academic libraries can succeed in a changing higher  education environment, take advantage of opportunities and think about the best ways to deliver ongoing and innovative services to students and faculty.

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