I read a great article this morning about the future of library websites, and thought it more than worth sharing. Steven Bell writes in Inside Higher Ed that we need to re-think the purpose and role of library web portals. He points out that most scholars (and students) are no longer using library web sites as an entry point to research materials, and talks about how we might (and whether we should) change that. He also makes some excellent points about the importance of faculty-librarian collaboration. Overall, this is a very thought-provoking and forward-looking article, one whose ideas I will certainly be bringing with me into whatever future role I might have in an academic library.