As you can imagine, there are many articles that discuss the role of the academic library in the life of an institution. We took a moment and collected some for you to enjoy. If you find others, just send the citation to dbryden@ and we will post them on the page for all to read.
American Library Association (2019). Trends. Center for the Future of Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends
Bandyopadhyay, A., & Boyd-Byrnes, M. K. (2016). Is the need for mediated reference service in academic libraries fading away in the digital environment? Reference Services Review, 44(4), 596-626. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RSR-02-2016-0012
Barton, C. (2018). Transforming an academic library to a learning commons model: Strategies for success (Order No. 10827662). Available from ProQuest Central. (2088412724).
Bennett, S. (2015). Putting learning into library planning. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 15(2), 215-231.
Breeding, M. (2018). Chapter 6. Possible Future Trends. Library Technology Reports, 54(8), 31-32.
Cherinet, Y. M. (2018). Blended skills and future roles of librarians. Library Management, 39(1/2), 93-105.
Choy, F. C., & Goh, S. N. (2016). A framework for planning academic library spaces. Library Management, 37(1), 13-28. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LM-01-2016-0001
Danneker, J., & Hornby, A. (2017, 2017). Leading from Unexpected Places through Collaboration: Undergraduate Libraries in the Research University. Library Leadership & Management (Online), 31, 1-15.
Dexter, Nadine,M.L.S., A.H.I.P., (2019). Building new twenty-first century medical school libraries from the ground up: Challenges, experiences, and lessons learned. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(1), 6-15. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2019.493
Ellis, R., & Goodyear, P. (2016). Models of learning space: Integrating research on space, place and learning in higher education. Review of Education, 4(2), 149-191. doi:10.1002/rev3.3056
Ellison, W. (2016). Designing the learning spaces of a university library. New Library World, 117(5/6), 294-307. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/NLW-01-2016-0006
Fife, D., & Naylor, M. (2016). Work for the Decision Makers: Literature Reviews as a High-Impact Service. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 56(1), 14-16.
Head, A. J. (2016). Planning and designing academic library spaces: Expert perspectives of architects, librarians, and library consultants. Retrieved from: https://www.projectinfolit.org/uploads/2/7/5/4/27541717/pil_libspace_report_12_6_16.pdf
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Section on Library Buildings and Equipment. (2019). Library design for the 21st century : Collaborative strategies to ensure success (Ifla publications, volume 179) (D. Koen & T. Lesneski, Eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter Saur.
Lewis, D. W. (2017, 2017). Measures of Change in Academic Library Behavior. Library Leadership & Management (Online), 32, 1-8.
McGillis, L. (2016). The lights are on but nobody's home: the future of academic libraries? Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 11(1), 1-5. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v11i1.3657
Meier, J. J. (2016). The Future of Academic Libraries: Conversations with Today's Leaders about Tomorrow. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 16(2), 263-288.
Wilders, C. (2017). Predicting the Role of Library Bookshelves in 2025. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43(5), 384.
Wiley, D. L. (2017). The End of Wisdom? The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age. Online Searcher, 41(4), 69-70.
Worpole, K. (2013). Contemporary Library architecture: A planning and design guide. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.