Big Ideas Come Together

Today’s library professionals cover a lot of ground—STEM education, workforce development, interdisciplinary research, play, community connection, and more—bringing together a world of information and learning for users. Keeping track of our future means taking a broad look at changes across sectors and industries. The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries’ work around futuring and foresight has helped reinforce the importance of looking outside our immediate context to help better understand and prepare for our futures. Two recent AtlanticLIVE events showed promising glimpses into the future: What’s Next and the Future of Work Summit. Interconnectedness was a central theme at What’s Next, held October 4–5 in Chicago and presented with Boeing as part of its centennial celebration. A quick series of presentations introduced an array of topics—space exploration,…

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