Friday, September 25, 2009
Times Are A Changing: Libraries of the Future
There was an interesting piece, entitled "Libraries of the Future", that appeared yesterday in InsideHigherEd. In broad strokes it casts the library of the future (or the emergent paradigm of the space of libraries) as one where academic libraries, namely, are highly decentralized and differently staffed (read euphemism for disappearance of traditional reference services). The piece does intimate a return to disciplinarity (literally--re: embedded librarians) and a shifting toward information literacy and outreach as core library service.