Inspired by the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization the Center for the Future of Libraries launched an experiment to see if we can crowdsource a Manual for the Future of Librarianship.
Beyond what we learned in library school – a shared base of knowledge for librarianship – what are the other books, articles, reports, essays, videos, recordings, etc., that will help inform the future of our profession? Think of things you have read, seen or heard that inform your practice and that you think others would benefit from. Think inside and outside the library literature. Think bestsellers, obscure finds, and things that hurt your brain. These don’t have to be exclusively futuristic – we’ll also need timeless advice from all disciplines and perspectives.
Provided below are some of the submissions we've received. Thank you to those individuals who provided suggestions. We are not currently updating this list, but will continue to provide this content for those interested.
Articles, Toolkits, Reports, and Web Sites