Webinar Recordings

Libraries in Shaping the Future of Higher Education

Part Two: Library Support for Equitable Access to Knowledge
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Published June 24, 2021
Presented by Michael D. Moss (Host), Society for College and University Planning | Jon Cawthorne (Moderator), Wayne State University | Yasmeen Shorish (Panelist), James Madison University Libraries | Roger Schonfeld (Panelist), Ithaka S+R | Kaitlin Thaney (Panelist), Invest in Open Infrastructure
Planning Types: Academic Planning

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
Ithaka S+R

Kaitlin Thaney (Panelist)

Executive Director
Invest in Open Infrastructure

Recorded June 24, 2021.