Saturday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Lone Star A, JW Marriott
What Was, Is, and Shall Be an Academic Library—and Who Will Work There?
Program arranged by the forum TM Libraries and Research. Presiding: William Thompson, Western Illinois Univ.; Amanda L. Watson, New York Univ.
On the changing role of academic libraries, their workforce future, and professionalization of humanities graduate students. As demand for STEM expertise grows, what is the library’s purpose in twenty-first-century language and literature research and teaching? How are libraries addressing their constituencies’ dynamic, often digitally infused needs?