There are interesting things to learn from a professional futurist. Especially one like Brian David Johnson, who says, “The future of libraries is awesome.”
The value of a library lies in its ability to develop community assets, says library educator Ken Haycock. And the future of libraries depends on our ability to share that vision with community leaders.
The Foundation Center’s strategic plan is based on core assumptions about philanthropy and social change over the next decade. What can we assume about the future landscape for libraries?
What might libraries be like decades from now? A decade of Dutch exploration uncovered many possible pathways toward the future.
Students at the new Dutch LibrarySchool don’t learn to develop and catalog collections. They learn to reinvent public libraries.
Have libraries fully embraced the possibilities of digital? New Zealand writer and tech advisor Nat Torkington prods librarians to rethink the internet’s opportunities.
For years researchers at the Pew Internet & American Life Project have been tracking changes in our information ecosystem. Now they’ll be looking at the habits and expectations of library users—and nonusers.
Gus Balbontin, director of transformation at Lonely Planet, talks about breaking down the barriers of an established industry and learning to remain relevant.