July 29, 2021

New Article: “2020 Top Trends in Academic Libraries: A Review of the Trends and Issues Affecting Academic Libraries in Higher Education”

The following article appears was published by C&RL News.

Title

2020 Top Trends in Academic Libraries: A Review of the Trends and Issues Affecting Academic Libraries in Higher Education

Authors

ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee

Source

C&RL News
Vol 81, No 6 (2020)

Abstract

This article summarizes trending topics in academic librarianship from the past two years. These highlights provide a starting point or an update, depending on one’s familiarity with the topic. Overarching themes across the profession continue to emphasize the significant amount of change our institutions are driving, managing, and navigating.

Trends Discussed in Article

  • Change management: New skills for new leadership
  • Evolving integrated library systems
  • Learning analytics
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Open access: Transitions and transformations
  • Research Data Services (RDS): Ethics and maturation
  • Social justice, critical librarianship, and critical digital pedagogy
  • Streaming media
  • Student wellbeing

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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