The Center for the Future of Libraries works to:
- Identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve.
For information about the Center's trend work, check out the Center's newsletters or trend collection
- Promote futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their future.
- Build connections with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues.
The Center for the Future of Libraries works with ALA Neal-Schuman on a Library Futures series that brings together library experts and innovators to explore the profession’s many futures by focusing on emerging trends. Learn more at the ALA Store.
The Center for the Future of Libraries is initially modeled on the successful American Alliance of Museums' Center for the Future of Museums. We appreciate the support and guidance provided by AAM and the Center for the Future of Museums. The establishment of the Center for the Future of Libraries was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-00-13-0096-13]. The Center was announced in October 2013 and formally launched in May 2014.