Archive for March, 2008

Issues affecting libraries in 2008

March 13, 2008

In an earlier post, I talked about the ACRL 2007 Environmental Scan, which identified the top ten assumptions for the future of libraries. The publication also identified a number of emergent issues; “issues that, while not yet fully established in the scholarly literature of the field, were regularly represented both in the professional literature and in informal channels for scholarly and professional discussion (e.g., Weblogs). Many of these “emergent issues” are already of considerable local significance in our libraries and will be of increasing importance in years to come.” Here is the unranked list of emergent issues: (more…)

Top 10 assumptions for the future of libraries

March 4, 2008

The American Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recently published an environmental scan which identifies the top ten assumptions for the future of academic libraries and librarians.

Here’s the list: (more…)