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The Relevance of Academic Libraries in the Twenty-First Century

By Eric Jennings

Abstract

The biggest challenge facing the library profession in the twenty-first century is staying relevant to its users. It is often stated that the Internet and Google have changed librarianship. This challenge, while significant, does not mean that libraries will go away. It is causing us to re-evaluate what we do, how we do it, and what role libraries have in the academy and in our culture at large. This column addresses some of the ways in which academic libraries can stay relevant throughout the twenty-first century

Topics: student and faculty engagement, academic libraries
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:minds.wisconsin.edu:1793/65093

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