Future of Libraries Interest Group

Purpose

We work to ensure that MLA members and Maryland libraries are prepared to take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities. We keep aware of emerging trends, we motivate library staff to embrace a change-ready mindset and attitude, we are predictive and proactive about positioning libraries to be future-ready, and we ensure that our libraries are driving the success of adaptive and resilient Maryland communities. Though many trends are advanced by developments in technology, this group recognizes that changes in the arts, demographics, education, environment, government, politics, science, and society also shape the communities that our Maryland libraries serve and support.

Want to Get Involved?

Email: Tracy Miller, Chair – millert@hcplonline.org
We have bi-monthly meetings which include roundtable discussions with the larger library community. See below for dates and topics.

Meetings

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

10 am: Business Meeting
10:30 am: Roundtable Discussion
Topic: Education

Monday, November 1, 2021

10 am: Business Meeting
10:30 am: Roundtable Discussion
Topic: Social Justice/Mental Health

Monday, January 3, 2022

10 am: Business Meeting
10:30 am: Roundtable Discussion
Topic: Workforce/Public Service

Monday, March 7. 2022

10 am: Business Meeting
10:30 am: Roundtable Discussion
Topic: Economy/Technology

Minutes

June 2021
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
July 2019
June 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
July 2018
August 2018

Last updated 18 August 2020