Four Ways Academic Libraries are Adapting for the Future

According to a recent article by Brad Lukanic, executive director of CannonDesign’s global education practice, “For academic institutions seeking to thrive amidst the constantly shifting world of higher education, libraries have become the heart of the spirit of collaboration and innovation–going beyond being places to merely access knowledge to become hubs to truly explore and create.”

Centers of higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate their libraries, transforming them into “catalysts for discovery, learning, collaboration, and scholarly breakthroughs.” Their focus is in four key areas:

  • Responding to strategic campus and business needs
  • Infusing technology into every aspect of library services
  • Embracing flexibility through non-stop evolution
  • Offering a variety of spaces for users to engage

To learn more about how academic libraries are changing to meet current and future needs, go to

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