Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Included in your 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits full registration, three days of exploring the many futures for academic, public, school and special libraries—Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Midwinter.
Sponsored by ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, this new Symposium will consider the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in libraries, and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.
- Plenary sessions with the civic, education, and social innovators who are creating what’s next for cities, campuses, and communities.
- Insights from the library professionals introducing new services, spaces, collections, and partnerships.
- Discussions with experts and innovative thinkers from allied professions and disciplines sharing their visions for the future, helping us think beyond our current work.
- Emerging products and services for libraries in the exhibit hall.
The Symposium integrates and builds on the Midwinter Meeting’s popular ALA Masters Series, News You Can Use updates, and Ignite Sessions, which highlight innovations and advances in libraries.
A tentative schedule is available now with additional information coming soon!