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Wednesday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
State of the Academic Library: Results from the 2019 Academic Libraries Survey

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As library thought-leaders look ahead to the future of librarianship and consider the impact of changing institutional and patron needs and expectations as well as new technologies and processes, it is important to objectively measure and track over time, the core foundations of what makes an academic library function, its needs, challenges, and what next steps are most important to the library’s continued good health. This session will summarize the findings from the Academic Libraries Benchmark Survey, sponsored by Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, in conjunction with Library Journal. The survey establishes benchmark data on respondents, addresses the library’s place within the university’s ecosystem, discusses major challenges to the library’s mission, and examines information on adjacent initiatives such as affordable learning or research data management. Join Dennis Swanson, Dean of University of North Carolina Pembroke and Ex Libris at Charleston Conference as we take a deep dive into the data, and take the temperature of the academic library as it stands today.


Oren Beit-Arie

Chief Strategy Officer, ProQuest
Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer, oversees the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Mr. Beit-Arie has vast experience in operations, product management and strategy. He is one of the primary developers of the ANSI/NISO Z39.88 (... Read More →
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Dr. Dennis M Swanson

Dean, University of North Carolina Pembroke
I've been involved in academic librarianship as a director, vice-president, and dean for over 25 years, I've work in reshaping organizational and leadership structures, facilities design and remodeling, and have taught in several different countries. I've also led in library system... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center