Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Yes, it is inevitable that the future will have an impact on public libraries and librarianship. But, we must also ensure that it is equally the case that public libraries will have a impact on the future - upon the enrichment of communities, creativity, learning, innovation, social justice, positive social change, and more. The answer to the question - what is the future for libraries? - belongs to librarians and the communities they serve. Identifying a robust and relevant future for our public libraries and "making" that future happen, is in part, a function of effective leadership. Participants attending this session will learn what leadership for the future of libraries means to five distinguished public library leaders. Each leader will give a short presentation and this will be followed by a facilitated discussion with session attendees. It is hoped that all participants will leave the session with the determination and confidence to actively participate in "making" an exhilarating future for their public library.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Cost: Included with full conference registration.