May 18, 2022

Video: "Reinventing the Research Library: The MIT Libraries in the 21st Century"

This video was made available on February 28, 2011 via MIT TechTV. It runs close to nine minutes.

The essential role of MIT’s libraries in supporting research, teaching, and student life at MIT continues to evolve. How do the Libraries meet the needs of the MIT community “wherever and whenever” they need library resources? This video looks at how the MIT Libraries are expanding beyond their traditional role to shape the research library of the 21st century –creating innovative services, reaching out to students and faculty, and leading efforts to increase global access to MIT’s scholarly work.

Some of the People You’ll Here From:

+ Anne Wolpert, Director of Libraries

+ Tracy Gabridge, Head, Liason for Departments, Labs and Centers

+ Nicole Hening, Head, User Experience

+ Angie Locknar, Engineering and Science Librarian

+ Kris Brewer, MIT TechTV Webmaster and Community Liason

+ Tom Rosko, Institute Archives and Special Collections

+ Kate McNeill, Social Sciences Data Services and Economics Librarian

+ Ellen Duranceau, Program Manager Scholarly Publishing & Licensing

See Also: MIT Libraries on MIT TechTV

See Also: MIT TechTV Homepage

Hat Tip and Thanks: Lorcan Dempsey

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.