After hearing high praise from the performer Henry Rollins, librarians delved into discussions of the library's changing role in the academic enterprise.
Even if the amenities cost many thousands of dollars per student, they represent a college cost that students and their parents have asked for.
Colleges can’t simply hang a "For Sale" sign and move on, but they can provide their students with attractive out-of-classroom opportunities.
"You can probably make more money having a first-class yard sale."
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Edward L. Widmer has stepped down as director of a library at Brown University to advise both Brown's president and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The shift to digital has effects on staffing as well, as new numbers from the Association of Research Libraries show.
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Just because your students are computer-literate doesn't mean they are research-literate.
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