Arnold Hirshon, university librarian and associate provost, will lead this week’s Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group on “The Future of University Libraries.”
The discussion, organized by the Center for Policy Studies, begins Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library’s Dampeer Room. Coffee, beverages and cookies are provided.
During the talk, Hirshon will discuss difficulties facing university libraries, such as maintaining ever-expanding collections, teaching others how to use the library’s resources, debating the importance of hardcopy versus electronic collections, and obtaining financing.
Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.