A Look into the Future Lynn Sutton, Ph.D. January 25, 2012
Topics to cover• Future of the Book• Future of Libraries• A Library with a Future
Where I Come From• Director of Hospital Library• Director of Science and Engineering Library• Director of Undergraduate Library• Associate Dean of ARL library system• Dean of Library at Wake Forest University
Z Smith Reynolds Library Wake Forest University• 6500 students including Undergrad, Medical, La w, Business, Divinity• 2 million volumes• 2,000 print journals, 50,000 e- journals• Open 140 hours/week• 53 library faculty/staff• $ 7 million budget• 2011 ACRL award
The Future is DigitalDigital content: • Journals (went first in scholarly world more than a decade ago) • Newspapers (fastest popular media to fall) • Books (tipping fast right now) • Media (with mega storage needs) • Data (next frontier for academic libraries) • Publishing (office of digital publishing at Wake)
Our MissionThe mission of the Z Smith Reynolds Library Is to help our students, faculty and staff SUCCEED!
Image Credits• Books: http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/304220561/• sizes/m/in/photostream/• Terrace: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/• 0,8599,2079800,00.html• Gate: http://www.art.com/products/p12209923-sa-i1584106/alan-blaustein- hampton-gate.htm• Jump: uploaded to Flickr on October 6, 2008 by rosiehardy• Tipping point: uploaded to Flickr on April 10, 2009 by Max Z• Footprints: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfergos/37070037/• Baby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpcportal/4581962986/• sizes/m/in/photostream/• Old men: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicnac/3121705656/• sizes/z/in/pool-554700@N23/• Gutenberg: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/• gutenberg/
Lynn Sutton, Ph.D.Dean, Z Smith Reynolds LibraryWake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC email@example.com