What will higher education look like in five years? What will Rutgers look like then?
What trends are reshaping our functions, responsibilities, and organizations? How will we make the transitions required?
What must we do to build the leading university and academic library of the future?
Join us as we consider these and other vital questions at -
The Rutgers University Libraries Envisioning The Future Symposium
Keynote Speaker Dr. Clara Lovett, president of the American Association for Higher Education, will discuss how the convergence of three major trends is reshaping the role of higher education and changing the expectations of students and other stakeholders.
are: broad democratization of knowledge, increasingly sophisticated information and communication
technologies, and pervasive diversity and globalization. In exploring these powerful social trends, Dr.
Lovett will point to the components needed to build a successful university and a thriving academic
library in the years to come.
Dr. Lovett is president emerita of Northern Arizona University and former chief of the European
Division of the Library of Congress. She is a frequent contributor to Change magazine, The Chronicle of
Higher Education and other education publications. She is also a columnist for The Arizona Republic, the
leading daily newspaper in Arizona. Symposium attendees are encouraged to read Dr. Lovett's April 2003
article "Focusing on What Matters Most," in Change magazine. This article is available at:
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Philip Furmanski
will address the challenges and strategic direction for Rutgers University.
University Librarian Marianne Gaunt
will speak about the context for research libraries as we plan for our next five years.
Symposium participants will have an opportunity to interact with each speaker, and address the
issues raised, in small group breakout sessions in the afternoon.
Thursday July 22, 2004
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Scholarly Communication Center
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Dana Library, Newark Campus, and
Robeson Library, Camden Campus
| 9:00|| - || 9:30||am||Coffee & light breakfast|
| 9:30|| - ||12:00||pm||Presentations|
|12:00|| - || 1:30||pm||Lunch on your own|
| 1:30|| - || 3:00||pm||Small group discussions|
| 3:00|| - || 3:30||pm||Wrap up|
To RSVP call the Libraries Administration reception desk at 732/932-7505 or send email to
Space is limited so please make your reservation by Monday July 19th.