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  1. Unplugged

    In a world where information and technology are everywhere and ever-present, opportunities to unplug may become more essential, benefiting both professional and personal experiences. How It’s Developing The availability of technology and the constant conn ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 13:12 - Libraries Transform

  2. Turning Outward Resources for Libraries

    The tools below are designed to help libraries strengthen their role as community leaders and bring about positive change in their communities. [NOTE: Download all the tools below in  "A Step-By-Step Guide to 'Turning Outward' to Your Commu ...

    RGERBER - 04/24/2017 - 14:21 - Libraries Transform

  3. 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 their future Build connections wit ...

    SBIRES - 02/24/2016 - 13:02 - Libraries Transform

  4. Urbanization

    More and more people will migrate to urban areas, resulting in both the growth of existing urban areas and the urbanization of suburban areas or the greater integration of suburban areas into larger metro areas.  How It’s Developing Globally, more people ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 13:12 - Libraries Transform

  5. Connected Learning

    Social and digital media available via the internet connects students and young people to each other and to a host of formal and informal educators, providing limitless opportunities to seek and acquire new knowledge and skills. Connected learning is lear ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 12:53 - Libraries Transform

  6. Collective Impact

    In the face of limited resources and persistent, big social issues (hunger, poverty, violence, education, health, public safety, the environment) organizations from different sectors are adopting common agendas to combat issues within their communities.  ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 12:48 - Libraries Transform

  7. Sharing Economy

    Traditional models of ownership are changing. A sharing economy (also referred to as collaborative consumption or peer-to-peer collaboration or rental), often utilizing social technologies, allows users to share resources, goods, services, and even skills ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 13:11 - Libraries Transform

  8. Robots

    Robots will move from industrial and factory settings, where they were first introduced in the early 1960s, to more everyday work, educational, research, and living spaces. These collaborative robots will increasingly perform repetitive tasks and work alo ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 13:11 - Libraries Transform

  9. Aging Advances

    An aging workforce and population will change the United States and other developed nations, impacting the workplace, government budgets, policy, family life, and more. How It’s Developing Since 1950, the United States population aged 65 and older has bee ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/29/2015 - 15:02 - Libraries Transform

  10. About LTC

    Communities have challenges. Libraries can help. Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) — an initiative of the American Library Association — seeks to strengthen librarians’ roles as core community leaders and change-agents. The initiative addresses a c ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/15/2016 - 17:17 - Libraries Transform