January 20, 2021

Video and Text Report: University of Maryland Students, Faculty ‘Imagine’ the Academic Library of the Future

Last year students and faculty at the University of Maryland were asked what would an academic library look like if they were able to design it. In other words, they were asked to imagine the academic library of the future. What did UMD Libraries learn? Here’s a brief video and 22 page report that shares […]

Report: “Creating the Future, a 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State”

via a METRO Report: Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian Jeffrey W. Cannell [recently] announced that the New York State Board of Regents Cultural Education Committee unanimously and enthusiastically accepted Creating the Future, a 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State: Recommendations of the New York State Regents […]

Conference Paper: Public Libraries: "'What and Why Libraries?' Looking At What Libraries Might Look Like and Why We Still Need Them Now and Into the Future"

This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in San Juan on August 16, 2011. Conference Paper: “‘What and Why Libraries?’ Looking at What Libraries Might Look Like and Why We Still Need Them Now and Into the Future” Author: Maija Berndtson Library Director Helsinki […]

New Policy Brief from ALA: "Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library"

From an ALA News E-Mail: The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy’s (OITP) latest policy brief breaks down the formidable challenges in store for libraries during the next few decades. The brief, “Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library” [The policy brief] was written by OITP Fellow Roger […]

Slides From Dr. R. David Lankes "The Future of Librarianship" Keynote Presentation (FLICC Forum)

Professor R. David Lankes gave a keynote presentation yesterday (May 18th) at FLICC Forum 2011 (Federal Library and Information Center Committee) held at the Library of Congress. The presentation was titled “The Future of Librarianship” and Dr. Lankes made his slides available online (PDF) today. We think you’ll find them thought provoking and worthy of discussion […]