This presentation focuses on the 21st century research library's role for connecting people to scholarship. Meeting this challenge requires new organizational strategies, communication techniques, funding approaches, and pedagogies to enable students, faculty, scholars, and alumni to connect to they resources they need to be successful throughout their life. Connecting means locating, using, creating, and interacting and is active rather than passive. It goes beyond the traditional boundaries of the library the campus, and even higher education. Connecting means exposing the world to the intellectual output of the university community. In order to thrive the research library must focus on the broad and deep connections that make sense to people as they engage in daily life.
Dewey, Barbara I., "Through Any Means Available: Connecting People with Scholarship" (2009). Library Publications and Other Works.