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The Library of the Future: Inside and Out
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Updated Information About the Opening Keynote!

Hedging our bets on the library of the future: planning inside and out

Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries, Drexel University


Questions about the future of libraries emerge periodically whenever disruptive changes surface.  Forces we all monitor around technologies, regulations, demographics, dissemination of scholarship, economics, information search habits, teaching strategies, and research practices trigger such questions within higher education.  Championing the purpose of an academic library while addressing such forces engage library directors. 


This NISO conference invites us to share some approaches to framing strategies to engage---whether we worry about challenges or leverage opportunities to shape the library of the future.  We each are responsible to both our staff and stakeholders, and strive for effective leadership for change.   To ensure a relevant library of the future, regardless of the success of our predictions of the impact of these forces, we hedge our bets by planning both inside and out.   This keynote presentation will highlight the forces other conference speakers will address in-depth as considerations for redefining the library, and share a few strategic bets for transforming one mid-sized university library. 


Visit the NISO event page to review these other speakers’ abstracts and bios.



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