Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group


The Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group will
  • Advise the Center on emerging trends affecting libraries as well as meaningful and important innovations and activities happening within the profession; 
  • Identify, analyze, and share information relevant to the future of libraries and the adoption and use of foresight and innovation techniques to improve libraries' development;
  • Recommend new programs for and provide feedback on existing programs from the Center that would help librarians and communities better plan and innovate for the future;
  • Assist in the identification of strategies to influence and engage decision-makers in the development and enhancement of libraries' future roles in society;
  • Reach out to other organizations and experts within the field or in other fields to help expand and improve the work of the Center.


Carson Block, Carson Block Consulting Inc.
Mr. Ameet Doshi, User Experience and Assessment Librarian, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carolyn Foote, District Librarian, Eanes ISD Westlake High School
Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Integration, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 
Luis Herrera, City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library 
Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director, San Jose State University School of Information
Dr. Joseph Janes, Associate Professor, University of Washington Information School
Mr. Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Section Head Foreign Affairs Defense & Trade Section, Library of Congress/Knowledge Services Group [ALA Executive Board Liaison]
Ms Susan Kent, S. R. Kent LLC [Chair]
Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore - HSHSL
Richard Kong, Director, Skokie Public Library 
Mrs. Amanda Kordeliski, Teacher Librarian, Norman Public Schools 
S. Bryce Kozla, Youth Services Librarian II, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
Dr. David Lankes, Director, School of Library and Information Science, and Associate Dean, College of Information and Communications
Kate McNair, Teen Services Coordinating Librarian, Johnson County Library
Mr. Willie Miller, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI University Library
Mr. Ramiro S. Salazar, Director, San Antonio Public Library
Brian ‚ÄčE. C. Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California-San Diego
Dr. Fred Stielow, Dean Emeritus, Online Library System, American Public University System