University library chiefs worldwide reveal the challenges they face, plans for the future, and their role in higher educationAmerica: New York University libraryWell-designed space is one of the most important services an academic library can offer, says dean of library Carol MandelRead Carol’s interviewUK: University of Manchester libraryThe library is not being used less, it’s just user needs that are changing, says university librarian Janet Wilkinson – so don’t forget the wifiRead Janet’s interviewJapan: Hachioji library, Tama Art UniversityA university library designed by a world-leading architect inspires and challenges in equal measure, says library head Hidemi KondoRead Hidemi’s interviewNigeria: American University of Nigeria libraryOpen access and libraries centred around online learning and research are key in developing countries, says library director Amed DemirhanRead Amed’s interviewUK: Bodleian library, University of OxfordWe need to shape the skills of library staff to meet user needs while maintaining specialist knowledge, says interim Bodley’s librarian Richard OvendenRead Richard’s interviewAustralia: Queensland University of Technology libraryWith 97% of its research downloads from outside Australia, the library’s open access expertise is invaluable, says library director Judy StokkerRead Judy’s interviewSingapore: Nanyang Technological University libraryFinding information is not the problem, says university librarian Choy Fatt Cheong – libraries are now …read more

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