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Critical Assets: Academic Libraries, a View from the Administration Building - 5/1/2010... - 0 views
libraries should support learning that involves collaboration—i.e., getting students to spend time talking to one another in spaces in the library."
reinvest in a traditional position, the subject librarian
help scholars in the prepublication phase
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not particularly concerned about the expense of maintaining libraries. Funding libraries was perceived as the cost of being part of higher education. CAOs were more interested in outcomes—how much were the libraries being used? How central were they to the mission of the institution? In what ways did they enhance the reputation of the college or university?
It's our job to understand what people need from libraries and what they think they mean before we explain the limits we face and the choices that have to be made. We can't create the library of the future by talking exclusively to other librarians or by watching undergraduates use the library as a comfortable and inspiring place to hang out between classes. We have to understand what libraries mean to people who we may not see in the library all that often.
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