The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. Following the publication of the report, the New Media Consortium hosted a virtual symposium on The Future of Libraries which includes 4 videos on the following topics:
It is this last video on the changing role and relationships that held my attention.
Even though the focus is on academic libraries in higher education the content does highlight similar issues that are common to school libraries.
Here are some key points to ponder:
In the closing remarks of the broadcast, one of the panel members strongly supported the need to consistently engage in the rethinking process as it is an essential interactive process with colleagues to keep the profession vibrant and visible.