The Future of Libraries: American Libraries Live


Were you too busy to watch the January 8th  American Libraries Live Webinar? Me too…..but it is not too late!

The moderator was David Lee King, the format was a Google Hangout. King is the digital branch and services manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans for, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website usability and management, digital experience planning, and managing tech staff.

• Joseph Murphy, Director of Library Futures, Innovative Interfaces
• Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Consultant, Speaker and Author
• Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library

Many interesting ideas emerged including….

  • Libraries as change foundries and local change experts
  • Libraries as laboratories
  • Libraries as canaries in the coalmine, testing the changing environment
  • Libraries are settling in as a filler of gaps

Listen for yourself! The archived hangout is available at