A university president tosses library sentimentality out the window

John Lombardi, President of the Louisiana State University System, was a panelist at the ARL-CNI Fall Forum on October 13-14 2011. Lombardi’s provocative comments challenge our continued perception of libraries as the centre of the university. He demands that we frame our pitch for resources away from the “greater good” to one that helps our university compete and win against their institutional peers.

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