When it comes to creating, finding, and using information in support of university research, teaching, and learning, people and technology make it all happen. This is true in 2020, and it was true 28 years ago, back in 1992.
A four-page insert in The Standard, the student-run newspaper on the Springfield campus of Missouri State University, celebrated Library Awareness Week in mid-September of 1992. An employee of the MSU Foundation recently sent the old insert to the Libraries. She found it while going through some old files.
The insert contains good advice and veritable truths, then and now. For example, John Meador, Jr., who was serving as Dean of Library Services at SMSU at the time, notes about the advent of digital information on new media, such as CD-ROMs, “Such on-demand access to needed information symbolizes a paradigm shift for rapidly evolving academic libraries (from information warehouses to information gateways) and necessitates a re-thinking of traditional library research methodologies.”