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Jun 23

Blog every day of June – Future of libraries – Mon 23 June

ALIA has produced a series of reports entitled Future of the Library and Information Science Profession.

The project aimed to answer the following questions:

  • How will libraries remain relevant for users?
  • What changes will institutions and individuals in the sector experience?
  • Will ‘library and information professional’ continue to be a necessary and desirable occupation?

I say series, because there seven reports:

Future of the Library and Information Science Profession Report Action List

Future of the LIS Profession: Professionals Report

Future of the LIS Profession: Collecting Institutions Report | Summary

Future of the LIS Profession: Public Libraries Report | Summary

Future of the LIS Profession: Special Libraries Report | Summary

Future of the LIS Profession: School Libraries Report | Summary

Future of the LIS Profession: Tertiary Libraries Report | Summary: University | Summary: VET

If you haven’t read the one for your sector at least, you need to.  They are a very interesting insight into where ALIA and its members and partners see libraries going.  I have read the public library report and plan to do so again.  I will also be taking a sneak peak at the other reports, because there is always value in cross-sectoral sharing.

Happy future viewing.