Where are we going?

…and how will we know when we get there?

Libraries as we know them, have changed over the past 10 years or so. In fact, theyhaven’t stopped changing since the first Mechanics Institute and Exchange Libraries were introduced in New Zealand in the mid 1800’s

Shhhh

Academic Libraries have evolved from silent hallowed halls, to the busy, vibrant, learning spaces that we all know and love…or not.  Libraries have become ‘blended spaces’.

At CPIT the Library is a place to meet, to study, to share ideas, to work with others on presentations, and discuss projects. The availability of pc’s, study rooms, laptops, t.v’s, photocopiers, printers, books, journals, and access to the support and expertise of Librarians and Learning Advisors, combine to make it a lively, and occasionally overwhelming, place to be. 

I recently read an interesting Blog by Stephen Bell, talking about academic Libraries, learning technologies and the user experience. He looks at the future of academic Libraries and the people who work in them.

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