Future of Libraries

Purpose of Interest Group:

This group is open to anyone with an interest in the future of libraries.  Changes in the world around us, different service models, new technologies, determining what our customers value and what our non-customers are finding elsewhere will be examined.  This group will submit an annual recommendation to the ASCLA President for two areas that we think libraries should focus on to increase their value and insure their viability in the future.

Interest Group Leader:

Amy Paget, amypaget@tcpl.lib.in.us

Conference Programs:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning: Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to see the big picture of where we are headed.
Co-sponsored by the ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group and ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.

More information here: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2015/03/calling-all-futurists-and-scenario-planners/.
Date: Friday, June 26, 2015: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Register here: http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events#ASCLA.