Libraries are no longer the dimly lit, dusty spaces reserved for quiet research and solitary study. Today, university libraries are striving to become vibrant centers of student connection and creativity. How can they overcome outdated notions and reassert their relevance in a time of competing expenses and priorities?

We’ve gathered a panel of experts to explain at our upcoming Virtual Forum, “In Defense of Libraries.” Join us as leaders overseeing libraries at leading higher ed institutions discuss:

- How do librarians, facilities managers, and others make the case for the library?

- How do they align themselves with strategic institutional goals?

- How do they articulate what the library is and what it can be in the future?


Scott Carlson

Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Todd Carpenter

Executive Director
National Information Standards Organization

Niraj Chaudhary

Dean, William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center
University of the Pacific

Gale Etschmaier

Dean of University Libraries
Florida State University


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Tuesday, March 21, 2023