“… the days of the library’s ability to control what is important are gone. Serving a public good is no longer enough to ensure funding and administrative support. To secure support, the library must now demonstrate how it serves the university mission.”
It is not merely a matter of whether or not libraries exist in the future, but how relevant they will be to the educational and research enterprise. That relevance is not assured but will be more likely if we learn to adapt better to our environment.