ASCLA: Future of Libraries

For those interested in the future of libraries; clearly collaboration should be a component of any discussion on Libraries of the Future.  Valerie

“Its purpose: This group is open to anyone with an interest in the future of libraries.  We will examine changes in the world around us, examine different service models, new technologies, determine what our customers value and what our non-customers are finding elsewhere.  We will submit a recommendation to the ASCLA President for two areas that we think libraries should focus on to increase their value and insure their viability in the future.

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Susan Hornung
Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA


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