Here are a series of readings I gathered for our Library Advisory Council to help them think about the future of this library as they become more involved in our planning process. You might find them interesting.
Thanks to colleagues on the newdirector-l listserv and the Oberlin Group listserv for their suggestions.
Peggy Seiden "Forecasting the Future" @library.edu 9(1) (Fall 2006) p1, 4. http://www.swarthmore.edu/Documents/library/fall06.pdf
OCLC "Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources: A Report to the OCLC Membership." OCLC 2005 [excerpts] http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm
Jeremy J. Shapiro and Shelley K. Hughes. "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art: Enlightenment proposals for a new curriculum." Educom Review. 31(2) (March/April 1996)
The Horizon Report. NMC & EDUCAUSE (2006 Edition.) [excerpts]http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2006_Horizon_Report.pdf
Taiga Forum Steering Committee. "Taiga Forum Provocative Statements" March 10, 2006. http://www.taigaforum.org/docs/ProvocativeStatements.pdf
Jerry D. Campbell. "Changing a Cultural Icon: The Academic Library as a Virtual Destination." EDUCAUSE Review (January/February 2006) p.16-30 http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0610.pdf
Joan K. Lippincott. "Net Generation Students & Libraries." EDUCAUSE Review (March/April 2005.) p.56-66 http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0523.pdf
Isn't it interesting that they are all openly accessible on the web. What does that say about our professional literature? Or maybe my searching preferences.