Join us to continue exploring competencies, careers, and successful practices for 21st-century information professionals facilitated by ALA President Julie Todaro and guided by thought leaders including Eileen Abels (Dean, Simmons School of Library and Information Science), John Bertot, (Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies), and Valerie Gross (President and CEO, Howard County Library, Maryland). Attendees will participate in a conversation on what skills, knowledge, traits, and expectations will support successful libraries of the future--all types and sizes of libraries. What will employers be expecting? What competencies will be necessary for libraries to thrive in our future society and education? How can library and information science schools and professional development programs prepare librarians and library workers today to be successful in the future? Input and insights from a range of attendees will help ALA best support future libraries and librarians.
This town hall event was also presented virtually as a collaboration between ALA, the San José State University School of Information, and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution, as part of the Library 2.0: Expertise, Careers, and Competencies worldwide virtual conference in March 2017. All sessions were recorded and are available in the free online archive (accessible to anyone who joins the Library 2.0 network) on the Library 2.0 conference's website .
Cost: Included with full conference registration.