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Davidson College Lands $85M Gift to Digitize Library

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Davidson College, a private, liberal arts institution in North Carolina, has secured an $85 million donation to expand its library with a focus on bringing it into the digital age.

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What Is a College Library For?

Great College Advice

College libraries are important centers of the campus. In the 21st century, what is a college library for, anyway? Not too long ago, there was a major ethnographic study of how college students actually use libraries for research and learning demonstrated the degree to which students make use of libraries and librarians: not much.

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Howard University’s Undergraduate Library to be Renamed in Honor of President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Howard University’s Undergraduate Library will be renamed in honor of Howard President Dr. Wayne A. Having the Undergraduate Library named after me symbolizes the years of dedication and hard work that we have collectively invested in the pursuit of academic excellence,” Frederick said. Dr. Wayne A. 8 farewell dinner.

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Library Spaces for Today’s College Student

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Today’s college libraries are gathering places as much as they are spots where students come to read. When it came time to renovate Sam Houston State University’s Newton Gresham Library, staff knew that the focus was going to be on a lot more than books. Higher education is…

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Trinity College Dublin to Remove Name of Irish Philosopher from Library Due to Slavery Ties

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Trinity College Dublin will remove Irish philosopher George Berkeley’s name from its biggest library because of his links with 18th century slavery, The Guardian reported. The library, which was named after Berkeley in 1978, will be stripped of its name. No new name has been chosen as of yet.

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How Do Academic Libraries Spend Their Money?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Learning Innovation How do academic libraries spend their money? The figure, created from IPEDS data collected in 2020, shows academic library spending in four categories across institution type. How much do academic libraries spend on databases vs. books vs. journals vs. everything else libraries lend?

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University Libraries Evolve to Support Future Needs

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Since opening in 1977, the University of Arizona’s Main Library in Tuscon has served as a central hub for students to study and conduct research, but it hadn’t changed much in four decades. The university recently completed major library renovations, and the first two floors have now been transformed into a bright, colorful and airy space…

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