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Discussion FutureBridge: A Best Practices Mentoring Program from LoC, ALA Annual 2016 Program

by Amy Paget on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

Both for attendees and for those who were unavailable to attend our ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group Program on professional mentoring.  Here is the report and some comments from its coordinator.

 

Thank you for attending Rich in Content, Low in Cost . . . FutureBridge: A Best Practices Mentoring Program from the Library of Congress, the ASCLA-sponsored discussion forum during the ALA Annual Conference.

 

Background

Both for attendees and for those who were unavailable to attend our ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group Program on professional mentoring.  Here is the report and some comments from its coordinator.

 

Thank you for attending Rich in Content, Low in Cost . . . FutureBridge: A Best Practices Mentoring Program from the Library of Congress, the ASCLA-sponsored discussion forum during the ALA Annual Conference.

 

Background

Resident in the Library Services service unit of the Library of Congress, FutureBridge is an exciting mentoring initiative that is changing lives and guiding careers.  This scalable, low-cost program can help you develop your staff . . . your most valuable asset . . . especially if you're wrestling with moribund budgets and growing staff needs.

 

If you find that you use any of the elements of the FutureBridge plan, the FutureBridge Team would enjoy receiving updates and outcomes from your experience, which they’ll consider as they continue to revise and renew FutureBridge.  In addition they request you credit the Library of Congress on any printed and online materials with the language located on page three of the attached guidebook.  Jeffrey Lofton will be glad to answer any questions regarding the credit statement.

 

Contact

Jeffrey Lofton (FutureBridge@loc.gov or 202-707-6432) is available any time to review the report and guidebook with you, describe how it is used at the Library of Congress, and answer any questions you may have. 

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Discussion Future Proofing Your library

by Amy Paget on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 02:48 pm

Hello from the Future of Libraries Interest Group.  We had a great program and a good meeting at ALA Annual...,more news to come.  Right now I thought you might be intrigued by the following: 

Digital Future-Proofing Your Library

Hello from the Future of Libraries Interest Group.  We had a great program and a good meeting at ALA Annual...,more news to come.  Right now I thought you might be intrigued by the following: 

Digital Future-Proofing Your Library

Brendan Howley, Chief Strategy Officer & Lead Content Designer, Yup!Internet Librarian's Tuesday, October 18, keynote speaker, Brendan Howley, chief strategy officer & lead content designer, Yup!, is a journalist, screenwriter, and library advocate, who shines a light on a number of projects of direct benefit to libraries seeking to “future-proof” themselves against digital disruption and the prospect of diminished funding through increased community engagement/library advocacy. He shares the Library Digital Relevancy Index, which contextualizes the results of the first industry-wide pilot of libraries examining the degree of digital future-proofing. He describes the PXI: Patron Experience Index—a dashboard platform which weighs and displays multiple strategic community key performance indicators involving libraries in community cultural/prosperity/entrepreneurship initiatives—in order to identify programming, partnership, and learning opportunities for library staff and engage library staff in “begin with the end in mind” creative media and programming processes in support of those identified opportunities. Read more.

Here's the full link:  http://listserv.onlineinc.com/ViewMessage.aspx?ID=07aca7b8-d9ea-480b-a91...

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Discussion ALA Orlando, Future of Libraries Interest Group Activities, Saturday and Sunday

by Amy Paget on Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!

 
Our Interest Group is 157 members strong!  We have two activities of note at ALA Orlando.  Please plan to attend.
 
1.  Rich in Content, Low in Cost . . . FutureBridge: A Best Practices Mentoring Program - Discussion Forum
Saturday, June 25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B

 

Resident in the Library Services service unit of the Library of Congress, FutureBridge is an exciting mentoring initiative that is changing lives and guiding careers. Join Library of Congress staff to learn how this scalable, low-cost program can help you develop your staff . . . your most valuable asset. Attendees receive The FutureBridge Mentoring Program Best Practice Report at no cost. If you're wrestling with moribund budgets and growing staff needs, this is a session you simply cannot afford to miss.

Meeting Type: Committee Meeting,Discussion/Interest Group,Forum/Update/Assembly

Interests: Administration and Management, Adult Services, Budget Planning and Finance, Children’s Services, Facilitation, Human Resources, Leadership, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Personnel and Staffing, Public Programs, Public Relations, Public Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Support Staff, Training, Young Adult Services, Youth Services

Type of Library: Consortium, Federal, Government, Nonprofit, Other, Public, Regional System, Retired, Special, State Library

Sponsors: ASCLA

Speakers:  Jeffrey Lofton Program Specialist Library of Congress;  Sandra Lawson Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services, Operations,Library of Congress;  Min Zhang, Cataloging Team Leader, Geography & Map Division,Library of Congress; Erica Kelly, Customer Service Supervisor, Office of Business Enterprises. Library of Congress

 
2.  Our Interest Group Meeting at Annual, Sunday June 26, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Rosen Centre, Salon 01/02

 

       I have attached the agenda.

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Discussion Minutes, ALA MW 2016 - Boston

by Amy Paget on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 03:53 pm

Hi all, our notes are attached below.  We had a great discussion with Miguel Figueroa, Director of ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries.  Also attaching a document he shared to launch the discussion

Discussion ALA MW 2016 ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group, Minutes Posted

by Amy Paget on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 03:37 pm

Our minutes are attached.

Discussion Library 2.015 Spring Summit, Online, April 30

by Amy Paget on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 11:38 am

Library 2.015 Spring Summit

The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning

Library 2.015 Spring Summit

The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning

Join us on April 30th, 2015 for the Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.  The Spring Summit will be held from 12pm - 3pm US Pacific / 3pm - 6pm US Eastern, and is designed to complement the fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 20th, 2015.  Facebook | Twitter | Google+ 

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations.

Eventbrite - Library 2.015 Spring Summit

This interactive session on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to learn about and discuss ways to prepare for the future, both professionally and organizationally. The 3-part presentation will include:

Part 1: Chasing Storms or Rainbows?

A keynote panel looks at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends.

Part 2: In the Know

A special session with three topics in succession:

  • How to plan and fund new technologies with Mary Alice Ball
  • How to stay up to date with new technologies with Tina Jagersen
  • A drill down on the key impact areas of new technologies with Samantha Adams Becker

Part 3: The Here and Now

A closing panel discussion on technology and social media trends.

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Discussion Libraries from Now On: Imagining the Future of Libraries ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries – Report to ALA Membership

by Amy Paget on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 09:45 am

Interest Group Members - Has the IG discussed this report, full text attached.  If not, Go!

Discussion Upcomiong ASCLA Future of Libraries Events

by Amy Paget on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 07:34 am

 I am looking forward to meeting you in all the ways that are convenient to you..whether through this list, through  alaconnect, at conferences, and on social media and/or through the online meeting tools available to us through ALA.

We have a minimum of two very exciting opportunities to convene together in San Francisco this summer.  The first is our preconference:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning

 I am looking forward to meeting you in all the ways that are convenient to you..whether through this list, through  alaconnect, at conferences, and on social media and/or through the online meeting tools available to us through ALA.

We have a minimum of two very exciting opportunities to convene together in San Francisco this summer.  The first is our preconference:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning

Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to look and see the big picture of where we are headed. Join our presenters, two consultants trained in Foresight by the University of Houston, as they lead hands-on activities where you will learn tools and techniques you can leverage for creating future scenarios at your own organization.  Details here:  http://bit.ly/1bGXVmL

Speakers:

  • Jamie Hollier, MLS., Consultant
  • Jen Chang, MLS., JD., Consultant. 

            Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 

Foresight is a highly respected futuring approach.  Do join us and add this skill to your toolkit.

Please also plan to attend our ASCLA Interest Group Meeting which will be held at the same time as the ASCLA All Committee Meetings:  

Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Location: TBA.  At that meeting, I will ask the group to update me on your past efforts and focus on our future plans.  We will have some immediate feedback from the preconference to digest as well.  I will put a process in place in the next month so that I can have RSVPs for attendance at this meeting.  We can also consider using some conferencing software to enable members to attend online.  More to come.

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Discussion Deadline extended to June 1: proposals for 2014 programs, preconferences and institutes

by Liz Markel (staff) on Fri, May 24, 2013 at 01:50 pm

The deadline for proposals for ASCLA's 2014 Annual Conference programs, preconferences and Midwinter Meeting institutes has been extended to June 1!

More details at the ASCLA blog: 

The deadline for proposals for ASCLA's 2014 Annual Conference programs, preconferences and Midwinter Meeting institutes has been extended to June 1!

More details at the ASCLA blog: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/04/call-for-proposals-ascla-2014-programs-preconferences-institutes/

**Who can propose a program, institute or preconference?** Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of our interest groups! If you’re not an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of our interest groups, contact information for interest group leaders and instructions on how to join.

**What sorts of topics are of interest?** The best topics represent ASCLA’s core member areas–state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives–but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented! You can browse our interest group list here for inspiration.

Please share this message with colleagues and distribution lists as appropriate!

We look forward to reviewing your submissions. :o)
-Liz

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This group is open to anyone with an interest in the future of libraries.  We will examine changes in the world around us, examine different service models, new technologies, determine what our customers value and what our non-customers are finding elsewhere.  We will submit a recommendation to the ASCLA President for two areas that we think libraries should focus on to increase their value and insure their viability in the future.

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