ERIC Number: ED234795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
Future of Libraries. A Panel Discussion by Librarians, Administrators, Faculty, and Students. Papers from the Millionth Volume Celebration.
Roberts, Anne F., Ed.
Different views on the future of research libraries are presented in this collection of papers from persons affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Joseph Z. Nitecki (library director) discusses the effect of social change on library missions, operations, and procedures. Warren F. Ilchman (vice president for research and educational development) calls upon university librarians to take on a more assertive leadership role because their general view of the entire university is important. Cynthia Mazer (graduate student) describes her use of libraries throughout her life and suggests that all levels of people in the university should have the ability to use libraries well. Richard S. Halsey (dean of the library school) traces the progression in library roles through the archival, bibliographic, circulating, duplicating/dispensing, and electronic stages; describes the fragmentation caused by telecommunication and computer technologies; and suggests that research libraries renew their scholarly intent. Martin Kanes (a faculty member in the humanities) describes his early library experiences, discusses browsing as an intellectual activity, and distinguishes between knowledge/learning and gathering information. Notes on the authors are provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Univ. Libraries.