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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 Undergradu...
Z Smith Reynolds Library         Wake Forest University• 6500 students including  Undergrad, Medical, La  w, Business, Div...
Books and Libraries
Library Learning Terrace    Drexel University
Where We’ve BeenLibraryasGatekeeperOfBooks
2005 OCLC Report“Books” is the Library BRAND
Where we are
Tipping…tipping…tipped?
The Future is DigitalDigital content:  • Journals (went first in scholarly world more than a    decade ago)  • Newspapers ...
Look Down the Beach
Two Different ConstituenciesStudents           Faculty
Some Books are More Equal than Others
Future of Libraries
Library as Teacher
Library as Technology Leader
Library as Thinking Partner
Library as Place
A Library with a Future
Embedded in class
Library Lecture Series
Academic Symposium
Senior Showcase
The Big Read
Wake the Library
Graffiti Wall
Creative study
5K Fundraiser
Capture the Flag
Humans v Zombies
Library Decorating Committee
A Happy Place to Work
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:...
Lynn Sutton, Ph.D.Dean, Z Smith Reynolds LibraryWake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC 27109suttonls@wfu.edu
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A Look into the Future

  1. 1. A Look into the Future Lynn Sutton, Ph.D. January 25, 2012
  2. 2. Topics to cover• Future of the Book• Future of Libraries• A Library with a Future
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Books and Libraries
  6. 6. Library Learning Terrace Drexel University
  7. 7. Where We’ve BeenLibraryasGatekeeperOfBooks
  8. 8. 2005 OCLC Report“Books” is the Library BRAND
  9. 9. Where we are
  10. 10. Tipping…tipping…tipped?
  11. 11. 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)
  12. 12. Look Down the Beach
  13. 13. Two Different ConstituenciesStudents Faculty
  14. 14. Some Books are More Equal than Others
  15. 15. Future of Libraries
  16. 16. Library as Teacher
  17. 17. Library as Technology Leader
  18. 18. Library as Thinking Partner
  19. 19. Library as Place
  20. 20. A Library with a Future
  21. 21. Embedded in class
  22. 22. Library Lecture Series
  23. 23. Academic Symposium
  24. 24. Senior Showcase
  25. 25. The Big Read
  26. 26. Wake the Library
  27. 27. Graffiti Wall
  28. 28. Creative study
  29. 29. 5K Fundraiser
  30. 30. Capture the Flag
  31. 31. Humans v Zombies
  32. 32. Library Decorating Committee
  33. 33. A Happy Place to Work
  34. 34. Our MissionThe mission of the Z Smith Reynolds Library Is to help our students, faculty and staff SUCCEED!
  35. 35. 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/
  36. 36. Lynn Sutton, Ph.D.Dean, Z Smith Reynolds LibraryWake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC 27109suttonls@wfu.edu

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