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  1. Libraries Transform home page

    Center for the Future of Libraries The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve; promote futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape ...

    SBIRES - 07/05/2017 - 16:30 - Libraries Transform

  2. 2017 Selected Participants

    Ashely Biggs Outreach Librarian Maryland Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped Baltimore, MD Heather Blicher Online Learning Librarian Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA Bernard Bulemu Assistant Director South Georgia Regional ...

    RGERBER - 07/10/2017 - 11:28 - Libraries Transform

  3. Trend Cards

    A set of downloadable cards based on the trends identified by the Center for the Future of Libraries is available for you to use as you and your colleagues think about the future. Each card includes information about the trend and considerations for why i ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/21/2017 - 13:09 - Libraries Transform

  4. Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality – the computer-generated simulation of images or whole environments that can be experienced using special electronic equipment – is progressing in several ways, including traditional virtual reality that creates environments that allow peo ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2017 - 13:50 - Libraries Transform

  5. Connected Toys

    A new crop of toys take advantage of trends in wireless connectivity, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create highly personalized exchanges between object and child. How It’s Developing Increasing availability of in ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/04/2017 - 15:16 - Libraries Transform

  6. Advisors

    The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation recognize the following distinguished library professionals for their invaluable advise and guidance on the Libraries Transforming Com ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/03/2017 - 09:47 - Libraries Transform

  7. Dialogue & Deliberation Resources

    As trusted, neutral, safe spaces, libraries are ideal institutions to lead dialogue and deliberation (D&D) efforts in communities. But with numerous approaches to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Below, the National Coalition f ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/08/2017 - 11:25 - Libraries Transform

  8. Libraries Transforming Communities: Large and/or Urban Public Libraries

    Partner Organizations View the Trainings (Recorded Spring 2017) Partner Organizations The  National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation   (NCDD) is a network of more than 2,300 innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide a ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/06/2017 - 15:20 - Libraries Transform

  9. Basic Income

    Basic income – frequently referred to as universal basic income – is a payment from the government to all people in society, regardless of their income or work circumstances, meant to guarantee basic needs like food and shelter as well as enable individua ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/14/2017 - 15:28 - Libraries Transform

  10. Libraries Transforming Communities: Academic Libraries

    Partner Organizations   The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is a network of more than 2,300 innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide and take action together effectively on today’s toughest issues. N ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/08/2017 - 11:25 - Libraries Transform