This webinar will be appropriate for library professionals to understand the future of libraries, its challenges and how to create useful strategies in meeting the evolving needs of users.
In the context of technology disruption in the education sector, libraries have been in a flux with fast-paced changes all around us. The impact of technology in libraries has been witnessed majorly in the collections domain that led to changes in the services domain. Changes in these two domains have forced library staff to re-look at their competencies and skills to upgrade and reorient themselves. Another major technology impact includes the library spaces.
This webinar covers the topics of emerging trends in librarianship, technology trends, users’ expectations and challenges for libraries, developing strategies for the future and creating teams for the future.
The library leaders, in addition to young library professionals, will gain valuable insights to plan their education and training in areas that hold promise for the future libraries. Planners and policy makers will rethink their notions of libraries and their role in enhancing the quality of education and research as such. Also, this webinar aims to help library heads to visualise future of libraries and develop strategies to address challenges.
Dr. H. Anil Kumar, Librarian and Head of National Information Centre on Management (NICMAN) at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad will explore the role of the library in the future and how library professionals can engage themselves with users in a relevant manner.
- Exploring the role of libraries in the future.
- Emerging trends in the library ecosystem.
- Preparing for the future.