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Joe Murphy Librarian Futurist

Joe Murphy Futurist via Librarian

Joe Murphy is a professional futurist with an MBA and research expertise from experience as a librarian. Joe’s expertise in Foresight are applied to strategy, innovation, research, and leadership/management.

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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.

The White House, E-Books, & A Partnership Driven Future w/ Content as Connector

White House Plan To Provide E-Books for Poor Children Reveals Partnership Driven Future with Content as Connector. This piece was originally written for and posted on the “Houston Foresight: Preparing Professional Futurists” Blog “Student Scanning: “Empowering Youth through E-books”” This, my unedited rather verbose text, is a scanning hit, or news tidbits that indicate plausible changes […]

White House Maker Faire- Signatures needed (Guest post from Lauren Britton)

From Lauren Britton, researcher and leader in the area of Library maker spaces. As many of you know, the White House is hosting a Maker Faire in the near future. See this release for more details: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/03/announcing-first-white-house-maker-faire Maker spaces in libraries allow everyone to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and facilitate opportunity for collaboration […]

Innovative Interfaces Buys Polaris – Two Major Library Tech Companies Join Strengths

Innovative Interfaces, the library technology company I work with as Director, Library Futures has acquired Polaris Library Systems. No, this is not an April fool’s joke. “This is the combination of two companies with complementary strengths that will allow us to better serve the technology needs of public libraries,” says Kim Massana, CEO of Innovative. […]

Interviewed for New York Times Article About Modern Libraries

A New York Times piece, “Breaking out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond” shows that “So much has changed in libraries in recent years.” I was interviewed for this March 7 New York Times piece by Katherine Seelye about new library directions and solutions http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/us/breaking-out-of-the-library-mold-in-boston-and-beyond.html. The article explores what is changing and how […]