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Reflecting on the future of academic and public libraries / edited by Peter Hernon and Joseph R. Matthews.

Contributor(s): Hernon, Peter. | Matthews, Joseph R.
Call number: Z675.U5 R4435 2013 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013Description: xiv, 242 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780838911877 ; 0838911870Subject(s): Academic libraries -- Forecasting | Public libraries -- Forecasting | Library planning | Organizational changeDDC classification: 027.473
Contents:
Change : major to minor -- Building a path to the future -- Transforming the future -- Related literature -- Future views of academic libraries -- Perspectives on trends and scenarios : academic libraries -- Future views of public libraries -- Perspectives on trends and scenarios : public libraries -- Preparing for the future : some final thoughts.
Summary: Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributors; Examine the current state of the library, summarizing existing literature on the topic to sketch in historical background; Project into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades ahead; Construct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutions. The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Change : major to minor -- Building a path to the future -- Transforming the future -- Related literature -- Future views of academic libraries -- Perspectives on trends and scenarios : academic libraries -- Future views of public libraries -- Perspectives on trends and scenarios : public libraries -- Preparing for the future : some final thoughts.

Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributors; Examine the current state of the library, summarizing existing literature on the topic to sketch in historical background; Project into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades ahead; Construct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutions. The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

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