Libraries in Shaping the Future of Higher Education
Part Two: Library Support for Equitable Access to Knowledge
This is part two 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 one, “Libraries’ Leadership in Transforming Student Success,”
was delivered on June 22, 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.
In a climate of anti-intellectualism, institutions of higher education remain committed to making knowledge accessible and translating research to help solve society’s pressing challenges. Libraries have long served as stewards of research publications and creative academic output, facilitating access. How are they serving both as advisors to help scholars and students be more productive in accessing and utilizing scholarship throughout the research cycle, and as institutional partners to ensure their university’s research output is globally findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable towards the aim of greater open access, and impact?
Michael D. Moss (Host)
Society for College and University Planning
Jon Cawthorne (Moderator)
Dean of University Library System and School of Information Sciences
Wayne State University [President ACRL]
Yasmeen Shorish (Panelist)
Head of Scholarly Communications Strategies/Associate Professor
James Madison University Libraries
Roger Schonfeld (Panelist)
Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums Program
Kaitlin Thaney (Panelist)
Invest in Open Infrastructure
Recorded June 24, 2021.