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 with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues

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.

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

Staff

Miguel A. Figueroa
Center for the Future of Libraries
312-280-5851
800-545-2433 ext. 5851
 

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