needs to pursue with regard to library services in light of the numerous
environment changes….” I am concerned about a charge that speaks to “greater
systemwide or regional consolidation of library services and systems” and “use
of library space.” Each of our campuses is different; we offer different degrees
and focus on differing disciplines; we believe in service to our respective
communities. I hope we do not lose that. UCLA is truly unique and interesting
as each of us is. We need to be able to flourish in the context of our setting.
Let us be cautious that we are not about to “burn the great library at
Alexandria,” only to force future generations to rebuild it in a new era to
preserve the record of humankind and the kaleidoscope of human knowledge.
See The ARL 2030 Scenarios: A User’s Guide for Research Libraries (Washington, DC: ARL, 2010),
See Roger C. Schonfeld and Ross Housewright, Faculty Survey 2009: Key Strategic Insights for Libraries,
Publishers, and Societies ([New York]: Ithaka S+R, 2010), http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-
Peter Scott, “Libraries of the Future According to Daniel Greenstein,” Peter Scott’s Library Blog,
September 28, 2009, http://xrefer.blogspot.com/2009/09/libraries-of-future-according-to-daniel.html.
“UCLA Library Strategic Plan, 2006–09,” November 15, 2005 (currently under revision and update),
See “CLIR Awards & Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries 2011: About the
See “UCLA Library Department of Special Collections: Center for Primary Research and Training
Research Opportunities,” http://www.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/researchlibrary/9613.cfm.
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