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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 vs. virtual library; individual vs. community focus; portal vs. archive service; collection vs. creative approach.

This session features Dr. Roger Levien, OITP Fellow and author of “Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library”. Maxine Bleiweis, Westport Public Library, and Marc Gartler, Madison Public Library provide perspectives from the field as well.

Note: due to technical difficulties we experienced during the webinar, you may wish to view this webinar in conjunction with the presenters’ slides:

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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