May 24, 2022

New Article: Lippincott, Vendantha, and Duckett on “Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change”

The following article (approx. 5600 words) was published online earlier today. Seven videos are embedded in the text.

Co-Author Joan Lippincott writes on the CNI Web Site:

In the article we make the case for libraries working together with faculty and students to develop new types of assignments that engage students with technologies and content to create new information products. We have a number of examples, enhanced with videos and photos, that we hope will inform and inspire you.


Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change


Joan K. Lippincott
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Kim Duckett
North Carolina State University

Anu Vedantham
University of Pennsylvania


October 27, 2014

Key Takeaways

  • Academic libraries are increasingly adding multimedia production facilities and other technology- and service-oriented spaces as part of overall structural renovations.
  • Although such remodeled spaces offer tremendous opportunities to support an institution’s pedagogical objectives and its faculty’s desire for innovative course assignments, how these opportunities can be realized is seldom discussed.
  • As examples from two institutions show, academic libraries can both spur and support innovation in pedagogy and curriculum by actively linking these innovations with library spaces, technologies, services, and staff members.

Direct to Full Text Article (Approx. 5600 Words)

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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.