Libary 2.016: “Libraries of the Future” Mini-Conference | October 6, 2016
Bonus Resource Pack - a work in progress kept at www.librariesofthefuture.org

Conference Network: http://www.library20.com
Conference Registration (free): https://library2016future.eventbrite.com/
A Learning Revolution Project: http://www.learningrevolution.com


WEB RESOURCES:

American Library Association – Center for the Future of Libraries

Arts Council England – Envisioning the Library of the Future

Arup – Future Libraries

The Aspen Institute Dialog on Public Libraries
Association of Research Libraries – 2030 Scenarios
Australian Library and Information Association – Future of the Library and Information Science Profession
Center for an Urban Future – Re-Envisioning New York’s Branch Libraries
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – Trend Report
The Royal Society of Canada – “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”

Future of Libraries
New Hanover County Public Library


REPORTS
(Downloadable, Creative Commons Licensed or Freely Distributable)

The ARL 2030 Scenarios: A User's Guide for Research Libraries

Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World (first edition)
R. David Lankes
Second edition for sale at http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=4598

Future Libraries
ARUP
The result of a collective exploration through series of workshop events held in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and Sydney, attended by experts in the design and management of libraries.

The Future Now: Canada's Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory
The Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel Report

IFLA Trend Report 2016 Update
IFLA

LEARNING CIRCLES: FACILITATOR HANDBOOK
Peer 2 Peer University and Chicago Public Library / 2015

NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Library Edition
New Media Consortium

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Findings, Issues, and Considerations
The University of Maryland College of Information Studies

RISING TO  THE CHALLENGE: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries
A report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
By Amy K. Garmer, Director
Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program
October 2014
Action Guide Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library: http://www.libraryvision.org/download_action_guide

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS: THE WAR ON POVERTY AND A NEW VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Family Independence Initiative


TOOLKIT
(downloadable)

DESIGN THINKING FOR LIBRARIES - A TOOLKIT FOR PATRON-CENTERED DESIGN
IDEO and the Global Libraries program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


ARTICLES

10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different
teachthought

Forecasting the Future of Libraries 2015
By Miguel Figueroa
American Libraries

The Future of Libraries
By Emily Matchar
Smithsonian.com

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech
Margaret Rock in Beyond Technology

The future of libraries
By Paul Sawers
TNW

Libraries of the Future: Super Connectivity and a National Stature
By Steve Outing
Knight Foundation / August 17, 2015

Library as Infrastructure: Reading room, social service center, innovation lab. How far can we stretch the public library?
By Shannon Mattern
Places Journal / June 2014
(Suggested by Amy Garmer)

Manual for the Future of Librarianship
A crowd-sourced reading list

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success
By Ki Sung
Mind/Shift / April 25, 2016
(Suggested by Grif Peterson)

Reinventing the Library
By Alberto Manguel
The New York Times

What the Library of the Future Will Look Like
By Brian Resnick

What Will Become of the Library? How it will evolve as the world goes digital.
By Michael Agresta
Slate.com

What’s the future for libraries? Roles, purpose changing in the digital age.
By Nancy Flores
American-Statesman


VIDEOS

YouTube Playlist: Libraries
By Emma Laurence

  • What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh
  • Libraries of the Future: Tod Colegrove at TEDxReno
  • TEDxRainier - Chrystie Hill - Libraries Present and Future
  • Librarians of the future: Lis Pardi at TEDxSomerville
  • Introduction to the Library
  • What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh
  • The History of Libraries
  • Why use a Library in the Age of Google
  • Law Library Video Tour
  • Who Have You Helped Today? California County Law Libraries