Information today is transparent and voluminous, yet these attributes create their own problems. An article on NorthJersey.com quotes Edward Owusu-Ansah, dean of the Cheng Library of William Paterson University, saying that today “it’s more complicated to search through sources to see what’s reliable.” Enter the librarians at William Paterson University, who act as quality control for researchers and are personally offering students everything from research guidance to writing workshops.
As print books are fading off the shelves, university libraries today are becoming spaces for collaboration, group work, and a sense of community. Recent renovations at the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz created “more open study space, more technology, and more gallery space.”
Sojourner Truth also delves “into every branch of technology—from social media to the creation of videos. They stream classic film and documentary videos, as well as music.
In these new ways, “college libraries are evolving to provide an enhanced environment that meets the challenge of providing access and the means to tap into the burgeoning world of information.”
By Peg Sandkam