Library of the Future

Student information sessions

The coordinating team for the AU library is pleased to announce a series of webinars to consider the Library of the Future. All AU students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (9:00 ? 10:30 am)
?From Gatekeeping to Gate Opening: An Evolving Role for Academic Libraries?, by Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction at Temple University, and President, 2012-2013 of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Monday, March 4, 2013 (3:30 ? 5:00 pm)
?Libraries of the Future: An Australian Research Library Perspective?, by Phillip Kent, University Librarian at the University of Melbourne, an Executive member of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), a Director of CAVAL Ltd, and recently elected to the arXiv Member Advisory Board at the University of Melbourne.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 (9:30 ? 11:00 am)
This session is an opportunity to discuss the presentations given by Steven Bell and Philip Kent and to discuss the proposed AU Library vision statement, mission, and mandate.

Please use this link to access the webinars:

Reminders and further information about each session will be sent out prior to each session. The sessions will be recorded and archived at AU Space. Everyone is welcome to participate.

As you may remember, a series of interviews with university stakeholders was conducted in the late spring regarding a vision for the Library of the Future. The major themes that emerged from the interviews were disseminated through an email communication to all staff. These themes envision the Library as: portal to collections, resource for information literacy initiatives, strategic laboratory, digitizer, and contributor to the knowledge community.

The AU Library of the Future coordinating team is comprised of Elaine Fabbro, Tony Tin, Doug Kariel, Mike Gismondi, Steve Schafer, and Cindy Ives.


AUSU urges students to take part in these sessions to ensure that our future library reflects the diverse needs of our membership!

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