Webinar Recordings

Libraries in Shaping the Future of Higher Education

Part One: Libraries’ Leadership in Transforming Student Success
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Published June 22, 2021
Presented by Nicholas Santilli, Society for College and University Planning | Terry Brown, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) | Trevor A. Dawes, University of Delaware | Carisima Koenig, Perkins Eastman | William Rando, Chicago Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Chicago

This is part one of a three-part webinar series delivered in partnership between SCUP, AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities), and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries). Part Two, “Library Support for Equitable Access to Knowledge,” was delivered on June 24, 2021. Part three, “Libraries as Place in Institutional Transformation,” will be delivered at a future date.
In this series of conversations, higher education administrators, planners, designers, and library stakeholders will discuss the challenges to higher education in a changing world and how more deeply to engage libraries to enable institutional achievement.

With societal inequalities in high relief, exacerbated by the pandemic and with lasting effect for many students, institutions must seek novel ways to meet needs and support success. This requires more concerted efforts to mitigate, and ensure we do not perpetuate, the barriers students face. How can institutions leverage librarians as educational partners, complementing the classroom experience, to ensure students from all walks of life have a strong net of academic support?


Nicholas Santilli (Host)

Senior Director of Learning Strategy
Society for College and University Planning

Terry Brown (Moderator)

Vice President for Academic Innovation and Transformation
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Trevor A. Dawes (Panelist)

Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian (former president of ACRL)
University of Delaware

Carisima Koenig (Panelist)

Associate Higher Education Practice Leader
Perkins Eastman

William Rando (Panelist)

Executive Director
Chicago Center for Teaching & Learning
Associate Dean of the College
University of Chicago

Recorded June 22, 2021.