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Forum: The Future of Research Libraries

Bernie Reilly, president of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), will lead a forum on the future of research collections in North America on Monday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium. “The Center for Research Libraries Faces the Future” will address the role of the library in supporting research in the digital age.

As libraries move away from a focus on collections and ownership to one centered on access and connectivity, the role of the research library will change. Learn how this shift in focus will impact research libraries and the scholars they serve.

Reilly will draw on recent CRL studies of the production and distribution of electronic news and other forms of digital documentation in the realms of human rights, politics, and international trade.

The Center for Research Libraries is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.

Librarians and scholars are invited to participate in the forum.

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