Thursday Poster

Best Practices in Technology-Driven Academic Libraries for the 21st Century

Track: Poster Presenter

Abstract
Academic libraries are faced with the challenge of having to prove their relevance and value in support of 21st Century learning.  The quality and perception of library facilities and services have a significant impact on recruitment and retention at colleges and universities. Contrary to what critics state, many libraries have acted quite nimbly in regard to changes in access to information, technology, curriculum, and culture.  Philosophical and fiscal buy-in from key stakeholders is vital to the success of initiatives to introduce high-tech automation, design, and innovative services.  This presentation will discuss the results of the researcher’s dissertation literature review.

Linda Beninghove
Interim Library Director
Stevens Institute of Technology

Bio
Linda Beninghove is a doctoral candidate in Educational Technology Leadership at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey.  Linda is a Librarian and is currently serving as Interim Library Director at the Samuel C. Williams Library at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Linda received a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Library Service from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Rutgers University.  Linda has presented at the VALE New Jersey and New Jersey Library Association conferences on innovative ways of teaching information literacy and library instruction.  Linda is a member of the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and the New Jersey Library Association.