Saturday, January 11, 2014

“The Future of Libraries”:topic in webcast by American Libraries Live

Libraries are becoming more pivot friendly as change settles in as the norm. The role of libraries may be that of change facilitators within our communities as libraries are becoming adept at approaching change and adapting. We are already seeing more laboratories in libraries and some libraries as laboratories.

What are libraries in 2014? They might be literal change entities that live in and by change and that support local change initiatives in their community with change facilitation.

Libraries are canaries in the coalmine, testing the changing environment in terms of market pressures, tech changes, and content directions. We put our toes in the water and let the rest of the world know what it felt like.

Libraries are also settling in as a filler of gaps. The library will sit less on devices and more in gaps – plugging value into gaps caused by tech/change tensions.

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