Tag Archives: the future of libraries

Digital Revolution and Libraries Featured in 2012 Bowker Annual

The first three articles in the just released 2012 Library and Book Trade Almanac (formerly The Bowker Annual) feature authors affiliated with the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) writing about the digital revolution and libraries. These articles examine the contemporary challenges and opportunities for libraries enabled by technological advances and institutional and social change. My article “The Future ... Read More »

Doctoral Student to Serve as American Library Association’s Google Policy Fellow

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that Derek Attig, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will serve as the organization’s 2012 Google Policy Fellow. Attig will spend 10 weeks this summer at the ALA office in Washington, D.C. working on technology and Internet policy issues. As a Google Policy Fellow, Attig’s work will involve the ... Read More »

Confronting the Future of Public Libraries [webinar video]

Confronting the Future of Public Libraries from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Public libraries now confront formidable challenges. The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity. Our panelists present a range of possible responses as contrasting visions: physical ... Read More »

Webinar Reminder: Confronting the future of public libraries

Public libraries now confront formidable challenges. The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity. A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs. virtual library; individual vs. community focus; portal vs. archive service; ... Read More »

ALA to participate in conference exploring intersection of libraries and journalism

As you know, we’re involved in the broad range of topics related to the revolution in information technology, future roles of libraries, and consequent public policy implications.  One such interesting and important issue is the intersection of libraries and journalism.  As journalism continues its own major evolution, it raises new questions of how libraries may serve America’s communities most effectively.  ... Read More »