How Does Your Library Contribute to Learning & Research?
As the debate around the high cost of a college education continues, Julie Todaro and Irene M.H. Herold (via Inside Higher Ed) provide an excellent essay on how academic libraries and librarians make meaningful contributions to learning and research.
In summary, they highlight that libraries often meet student and faculty needs by providing access to high-end technology (software and hardware) that would otherwise be out of reach, create spaces to fit unique study and research needs, and often provide a safe zone for students. Librarians are collaborators seeking to help students improve their critical thinking skills and learn how navigate the complex information environment we live in. We are advocates for open educational resources which reduce student expenses. Using our professional training and experience, we provides access to a vast array of resources that otherwise would not be available to students or faculty.
In the Comments section, we’d love to hear how your library contributes to the learning and research needs of students and faculty.
Smartphones Can’t Replace Libraries
By Julie Todaro and Irene M.H. Herold
November 10, 2016
Inside Higher Ed