Towards next generation libraries

Starting next week I’m participating in an innovate project about the future of libraries.  Hosted by Carthage College, Forecasting Next Generation Libraries is a “course-ference”, which “combines a virtual conference of online presentations and discussions with on-line course methodologies.”

Next General Libraries course-ference

Carthage logoParticipants will learn, reflect on, and discuss possible library futures.  From July 1 through August 19th they have access to presentations, panel discussions, a virtual poster session, and each other’s comments.  Panel topics include students, publishers, technology, higher education (my panel), and, of course, libraries themselves.  Josh Morrill kicks things off with a solidly researched scenarios presentation.  I wrap things up with a final session.

This is an innovative and welcome venture.  Not only is the future of libraries a vital topic, but the course-ference model is a fun (and inexpensive) one.

Please join us.

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