ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries August 2012 report

The Future of Universities
Prepared by Marilyn Myers, Chair

The universities of which our libraries are a part are experiencing disruptive change. The attention of university decision makers is focused on what must be done now as well as what should be done long-term. Judith Brown, former university administrator and professor emerita at Wesleyan reflects on the difficulties of change in institutions bound to constituencies with significantly different or even competing interests, including faculty, students, parents, alumni, administrators, governing boards, state and federal governments, and the general public. (Brown) She begins with a quote from Machiavelli’s The Prince. “…one should bear in mind that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more dubious of success, nor more dangerous to administer than to introduce a new system of things….”

The following link will take you to the entire report and its comprehensive bibliography…
ULS Committee on the Future of Libraries August 2012 Report

Report @ ALAConnect:
http://connect.ala.org/files/68961/ULS Co. August 2012 Report.pdf

Loretta Wallace

Business, Economics, Hotel & Restaurant Management Librarian University of Houston

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