The Future of the Library in the Digital Age
Thursday, April 13, 1:30 p.m. (coffee/cookies, 1 p.m.)
UCLA Faculty Center, Hacienda Room
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Libraries have been transformed by technology. How are librarians combining today's world of instant access to
information with their traditional responsibilities of print based collection development and access and reference andresearch assistance? How can libraries support researchers who work with digital data as well as those using moretraditional materials? What materials do libraries actually collect now? How are digital libraries influencing how ourstudents learn, as well as the university's global reach? Will academic libraries retain their identity and impact? Thispresentation will review the recently turbulent history of academic libraries and identify the trends and phenomena theymust navigate today.
Susan E. Parker's career in libraries spans 35 years of work in law firm libraries on Wall Street, at Tufts University andHarvard Law School and as associate dean of the Oviatt Library at CSUN. In 2005, Susan became the DeputyUniversity Librarian at UCLA. She leads the library's renovation projects and is the library's chief financial and Administrative Officer. She was interim Director of UCLA Library's Special Collections from 2013-January 2017. Susanregularly speaks and publishes on library leadership, design, fundraising, budgets and space planning.
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