Annual Conference Session
Academic librarians encounter changes daily whether driven by technology or challenges in higher education. We thoughtfully plan for and work to shape our future. Our narratives around academic libraries often oversimplify the complexities of how individual librarians experience their careers within them. This program will provide critical reflections on the evolution of the profession and the practical work of academic librarians. A panel will bring together new and experienced librarians to discuss how core functions of academic libraries have evolved and remained the same. Small group discussion will follow. Speakers will reflect on technical services, public services, and management/leadership, but the focus of the program will be on facilitating interaction among panelists and between panelists and audience members. The program and the panelists' reflections will serve as a starting point for broader conversations and dialogue across job functions, libraries, and career stages. The program will allow attendees to explore issues raised by the panelists in smaller groups.
West Virginia University
AUL for Collections and Stewardship
Texas A&M University
Learning Design Librarian
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL_ULS
Meeting Type: Assembly,Forum/Update
Cost: Included with full conference registration.