Association of Research Libraries (ARL®)

Planning and Visioning



The rapid rate of change in research library environments and services creates opportunities and challenges for leadership and for planning. Now an unfolding economic crisis adds a new sense of urgency to the task of forming a new vision for library roles grounded in emerging understandings of the trends and transformations shaping research institutions. A selection of some of the latest and most forward-looking work is offered here as a resource to the research library community and other organizations with shared concerns.