A university library for the 21st century

Have you read the recent article by Lorraine Chan and Linda Ong, entitled “A university library for the 21st century”? The featured article was an interview with University Librarian Ingrid Parent and can be found in the November 1 issue of UBC Reports at: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/11/01/a-university-library-for-the-21st-century/.

“Academic libraries worldwide are facing rapid technological change and seismic shifts in how users access information and create knowledge in the digital age. Old models are no longer sustainable. Libraries must re-think the future.”

Read the rest of the article by visiting the UBC Public Affairs’ website at: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/11/01/a-university-library-for-the-21st-century/

Also, take a look at the “Leading an academic library in the digital age” video found on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvoE3Ia21ME&feature=plcp.

Did you know?

The Director of Digital Initiatives at UBC Library is Alan Bell. He was interviewed for the BCLA Browser: Linking the Library Landscape journal in 2011. You can read more about his profile in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/31139.

Above partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of the UBC Public Affairs’ website

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library