Reenergizing the Academic Library

“Reenergizing the Academic Library” Lunch presentation to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Association, Valley Forge, PA.

Abstract: We live in an information age. Access to information is an ever-decreasing problem. Making sense of information is an ever-increasing issue. How can academic libraries embrace the tools of the information age and become true knowledge organizations, and not simply information gatekeepers? How can libraries re-center themselves in the academy saturated with information and full-text? This presentation will present a vision and mission for academic libraries as an evolving and central unit in the pursuit of education and knowledge.