Category Library Futures

keynote presentation on trends and library futures by Joe Murphy, librarian

4 Years Ago I Presented this Keynote, Reflections from a Librarian with Training as a Futurist

With formal training in strategic foresight I would now place trends in context alongside mission, forecasting, and vision setting.

Joe Murphy Librarian interviews Bruce Rosenstein author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker way

Video Interview with Author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way

Management + Foresight + Libraries. What leadership guru Peter Drucker teaches us about a future-focused mindset. An interview with author Bruce Rosenstein.

Director – Library Futures

A new position – Director, Library Futures with Innovative Interfaces. Because libraries have at least as much future as past, and getting to those futures is the exciting part. In this position I work alongside those across librarianship who are building and imagining the future of libraries. The plural “futureS” in my title is key […]

webcast AL DLK #ALLIVE

The Future of Libraries as Discussed in Webcast by American Libraries #ALLive

“The Future of Libraries” was the topic in yesterday’s free webcast by American Libraries Live on which I had the honor of speaking. Other panelists included Marshall Breeding and BohYun Kim (Florida International University). Our moderator was David Lee King. The webcast, which used Google Hangouts was sponsored by Innovative Interfaces (@iii_innovative). It was an honor to speak alongside […]

Library Futures

Libraries have at least as much future as they do past. This blog, my position as Director Library Futures, and my work including talks bring together analysis of directions, opportunities, and challenges for a future-moving library industry. Libraries are now a future oriented profession, by choice with forward focused librarians, by necessity, and by design […]