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Library 2020 : today's leading visionaries describe tomorrow's library

Joseph Janes (Editor)
Thinking about the future of libraries, librarianship and the work librarians do is as old as libraries themselves. (No doubt seminars were organized by the Alexandria Librarians Association on the future of the scroll and what to do about the rising barbarian tide.) At no time in our memory, though, have these discussions and conversations been so profound and critical. Here one of today's leading thinkers and speakers about the future of libraries brings together 30 leaders from all types of libraries and from outside librarianship to describe their vision of what the library will be in 2020. Contributors including Stephen Abram, Susan Hildreth, Marie Radford, Clifford Lynch, and Library Journal's The Annoyed Librarian were asked to describe the "library of 2020, "in whatever terms they wanted, either a specific library or situation or libraries in general. They were told: "be bold, be inspirational, be hopeful, be true, be provocative, be realistic, be depressing, be light-hearted, be thoughtful, be fun, be yourself, and for heaven's sake, don't be boring. "Not that they could be. Broadly representative of important perspectives and aspects within the profession as well as featuring important voices beyond the professional realm, Library 2020 presents thought-provoking and illuminating visions from many points of view. It is both required reading for library leaders and trustees as well as an ideal supplemental text for LIS classes looking at the future of the profession
Print Book, English, 2013
The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, 2013
vi, 161 pages ; 23 cm
9780810887145, 9780810887152, 0810887142, 0810887150
The annoyed librarian
Kristin Fontichiaro
Elisabeth A. Jones
Clifford A. Lynch
Sarah Houghton
Stephen Abram
Courtney Greene
Marie L. Radford
James W. Rosenzweig
Michael Crandall
Molly Raphael
Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Marcellus Turner
Ruth Faklis
Susan Hildreth
Stacey A. Aldrich & Jarrid P. Keller
John Dove
Bill Ptacek
Loriene Roy
Josie Barnes Parker
Mary Ann Mavrinac
Peter Morville
Daniel Chudnov
My turn / by Joseph Janes