In May, a group of thought leaders met at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri, for an IMLS Focus convening on the subject of learning in libraries. The event featured lively conversations on a variety of topics, including participatory learning, early learning; adult education and workforce development, continuing education and professional development, and digital literacy and inclusion. Also discussed were the interdependent relationship between research and practice and the alignment of curriculum in the academy programs to meet the evolving needs of today’s libraries and the communities they serve.
Now, a new report, prepared by OCLC Research, is available that outlines what was discussed during the event.
The full text report (18 pages; PDF) IMLS Focus: Learning in Libraries can be downloaded by clicking this link.
The blog post also includes a brief look at “four overarching themes” coming out of the event.
Finally, this infoDOCKET post from June 9, 2015 includes links to video recordings of all panels from the Learning in Libraries event along with Twitter handles for most panelists.