The Future of Libraries

“The time is right for MIT to articulate a bold new vision for a modern research library. I’m asking the Future of Libraries Task Force to think broadly and creatively about the unique role MIT Libraries should play as a leader in defining the future of libraries”

—Provost Martin A. Schmidt

Chris Bourg, the Director of Libraries, has convened an Ad Hoc Task Force on the Future of Libraries, comprised of faculty, staff, and students from across the Institute. Meet the task force members.

The Task Force is charged with seeking broad input from the MIT community and from domain experts on how the MIT Libraries ought to evolve and provide leadership in the reinvention of research libraries.

Read the full charge to see the breadth of what the task force will be exploring.

The Task Force would like to hear from you. What do you think? Got any great ideas?

  • How can library expertise be better leveraged to help you with your work?
  • Do you use the current library spaces? What could make them better?
  • What is the future of print collections in the intellectual life of the Institute?
  • What would you like to change? What should stay the same?

Contribute your ideas, large and small, to our idea bank.

Engage with the Task Force