Why is right now an especially important time to think about the future of libraries? What current trends might point us toward likely futures? How are librarians working with their communities to develop their library of the future? Miguel Figueroa, from ALA's new Center for the Future of Libraries, will try to put some of this future-focus in context. He'll discuss some of the reasoning behind, and current focus for, the Center for the Future of Libraries. Pulling from the Center's trend library, he'll discuss some of the external forces that might influence libraries and library users. And he'll share examples from libraries and librarians that are already thinking in a future tense. There isn't a blueprint for the library of the future, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own thoughts and suggestions for what will shape our futures.
Presented by Miguel Figueroa, Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries. This webinar was originally broadcast on March 11, 2015 and is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes in length.