Center for the Future of Libraries

Identifying emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve, promoting futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their future, and building connections with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues.
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The Center for the Future of Libraries works with 港澳台图库Neal-Schuman on a Library Futures series that brings together library experts and innovators to explore the profession’s many futures by focusing on emerging trends.

The Center for the Future of Libraries is initially modeled on the successful . We appreciate the support and guidance provided by AAM and the Center for the Future of Museums. The establishment of the Center for the Future of Libraries was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-00-13-0096-13].

Institute of Museum and Library Services

About the Institute

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Their mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.

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CONTACT
Colleen Barbus
Library and Information Resource Center
library@ala.org
Toll free: 1-800-545-2433 x2153
Local: 312-280-2153