The Center for the Future of Libraries provides newsletters to help library professionals think about trends and changes that might shape the future of collections, spaces, services, partnerships, and roles in the community.
Read for Later
The Read for Later e-newsletter provides a weekly wrap-up of news and articles that indicate possible trends and changes that could affect libraries and the communities we serve.
The newsletter is currently distributed via TinyLetter. To receive Read for Later, please visit the subscription page.
Get Smart - Planning Libraries' Roles in Smart Communities
Get Smart is a monthly newsletter produced by the Center for the Future of Libraries with CTG UAlbany as part of the IMLS -funded project “Enabling Smart, Inclusive, and Connected Communities: The Role of Public Libraries.” The newsletter provides information for how smart city development might align with library values and services and the aspirations we have for communities. To receive Get Smart, please visit the subscription page.
Past issues of the Get Smart Newsletter include:
- Libraries, Open Government, and Digital Literacy (June 2020)
- Progress and Pause for Smart Communities in the Pandemic (May 2020)
- Smart Communities and Collaborative Responses (April 2020)
- Smart Communities, Crisis Response, and Open Data (March 2020)
- Smart Communities and Technology Innovation (February 2020)
- Smart Communities and Diverse Populations (January 2020)
- Looking Ahead for Cities and Communities (December 2019)
- Smart Communities and Big Technology (November 2019)
- Smart Communities, Car-Free Zones, and Transportation Policy (October 2019)
- Smart Communities and Sustainability (September 2019)
- Open Data, Civic Hacking, and Creating Change (August 2019)
- Deliberation, Participation, and Decision-Making (July 2019)
- The People Behind Smart Community Development (June 2019)
- Smart and Equitable Transportation (May 2019)
- Tech Ambitions and Citizen Interests (April 2019)
- Environmental Sustainability (March 2019)
- Better Experiences for People (February 2019)
- Data Collaboration and the Smart Community (January 2019)
- Individuals’ Data in Smart Communities (December 2018)
- What Does it Mean to be Smart? (November 2018)
- Open Data in Smart Communities (October 2018)
- Collaboration and Engagement in Smart Communities (September 2018)