Cry not for books
Author: Medeiros, Norm
Source: OCLC Systems & Services, Volume 27, Number 2, 2011 , pp. 84-86(3)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Purpose ‐ This article seeks to describe physical changes occurring in libraries, changes that accentuate public spaces, technology, and comfort while minimizing the prominence of stacks. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The article uses features from the 2011 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium to argue in favor of user-centered changes to academic libraries. Findings ‐ The article suggests the decreased emphasis and number of physical books in libraries should not be seen as a death knell to libraries or librarians. Originality/value ‐ The article offers encouragement to librarians who are concerned about the future role of the library.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011