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Online Doc School Libraries & Education: Future Scan

by Julie Nix on Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

The presentation of the School Libraries & Education group is now posted.

Online Doc Special and Government libraries and Non Profit Associations presentation

by Gregory Calloway (non-member) on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 01:56 pm

Please find attached the draft summary of the Special and Government libraries and Non Profit Associations presentation.

Online Doc A group of financial articles

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:31 am

Here are a number of articles from the association literature on finances, budgeting, etc.  I'm posting these for Greg Calloway.

Online Doc Museums & Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures.

by Karen Muller on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 03:21 pm

http://aam-us.org/upload/museumssociety2034.pdf

 20 p. report from the Center for the Future of Museums, a think tank associated with the American Association of Museums>

http://aam-us.org/upload/museumssociety2034.pdf

 20 p. report from the Center for the Future of Museums, a think tank associated with the American Association of Museums>

"To address those questions, Reach Advisors
pored over nearly a thousand articles, data sets,
interviews and discussion forums to identify the
trends that are most likely to change U.S. society
and museums during the next 25 years. Our quarry
was the emerging structural changes that are
highly likely to reshape society and highly likely to
affect museums.
Of course, there will be other trends that impact
the future of museums. But some of these trends
might not be apparent yet; others may have a huge
impact on some museums but not a broad crosssection
of the field; others might have profound
impacts on museums if they come to pass, but
the likelihood of that happening is low. This report
focuses on demographic trends, changes in the
geopolitical and economic landscape, shifts in
technology and communications, and the rise of
new cultural expectations."

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Online Doc Labor and Joblessness - Sources

by Denise M. Davis on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:00 am

National resources providing various levels of detail on labor, joblessness, general economic condition of the US.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov

US Census Bureau regional demographics and historic employment http://www.census.gov

National resources providing various levels of detail on labor, joblessness, general economic condition of the US.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov

US Census Bureau regional demographics and historic employment http://www.census.gov

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The American Library Association is beginning work on its next strategic plan, which will cover the period from 2010 to 2015.

An important part of this planning process is the "environmental scan", which consists of gathering and discussing information on the environment within which the association is currently operating and in which it will operate over the next five years.

In order to better understand the environment and trends that will shape our future, we are inviting member groups to share articles, reports, studies, surveys and links that they think are relevant and useful as we begin developing the plan.

Materials included in the scan might include articles and reports related to the Technological, Societal, Economic, Educational and Political environment, as well as pieces specifically relating to Academic, Public, School and other types of libraries.

Instructions for posting resources for the 2015 Scan:

  1. If you're not already part of the community, log in and join it so that you can post content here.
  2. Add a new post.
  3. Please include the name of the resource in the subject/title line.
  4. Select one of the subject headings from the menu (Economic Environment, Societal Environment, Technological Environment, etc.).
  5. The body of the message should include a one paragraph overview or précis of the content of the attachment or link.
  6. The article, report, or other resource can either be included as an attachment, or through a link to an online document or website.
  7. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ghikas or Jenny Levine.

 

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