Essays Imagine the Future of Libraries

Here\'s A Short One [NOT Free] from The Chronicle of Higher Education on a recent essay contest sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the New Jersey Association of Colleges and Research Libraries spawned such visions by asking what college libraries will be like in 2012.

Steven Bell, the library director at Philadelphia University, thinks some of the essays mistakenly disregarded the library building in favor of virtual spaces. \"I think in the future the building will play a more prominent role in how the library will reconfigure itself as a cultural center on campus,\" he says.

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