NYLA Conference | ESLN Luncheon: Trends, Signals, and the Future of Libraries
Nov 8, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hosted by: The Empire State Library Network
Description: For many futurists and foresight professionals, thinking about the future starts when we activate our minds to look for signals and trends outside of our immediate environments. In a profession like librarianship, which has adapted to generations of changes and trends, we combine those signals with our professional values to envision new futures for our spaces, programs, services, collections, and partnerships. This session will share some trends and and signals that could be important for the future of libraries. With these insights - and with our own community insights and evidence - we can begin to identify positive forecasts for the future of libraries.
Speaker: Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries, an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA's Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU's Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.
Tickets are $39 per person.