The library of the future is present

  • Jane Blumenthal Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences and Director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library, University Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Tel: +734-936-1403 Fax: + 734-936-1404


The library of the future is an elusive, ever-changing goal. Creating it is a challenge in an environment of resource constraints that force difficult decisions. However, change has been constant in the history of information and libraries. Throughout the changes, the librarian has remained central to the library as an expert information manager who adds value in her collaborations and partnerships with faculty, staff, students, and care providers. In the future, people will displace collections and space as the key aspect of a library.


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How to Cite
Blumenthal J. The library of the future is present. JEAHIL [Internet]. 12Jan.2017 [cited 27May2020];10(4). Available from:
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