The Future of Libraries


Grab your webinar spot to discover the latest library trends and build a strategic approach for the future libraries.

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.

Key Highlights:

  • Exploring the role of libraries in the future.
  • Emerging trends in the library ecosystem.
  • Preparing for the future.

Presenter(s)

Dr. H. Anil Kumar - Librarian and Head National Information Center on Management (NICMAN)<p> Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad</p>

Dr. H. Anil Kumar

Librarian and Head National Information Center on Management (NICMAN)

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Dr. H. Anil Kumar has a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science from the M.S. University of Baroda, India and the Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from Bangalore University.  He secured gold medals in both Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes of Library and Information Science. With nearly three decades of professional experience at renowned academic institutions in India, Dr. Anil Kumar has been the recipient of the Best Librarian Award 2014 by Taylor and Francis, Outstanding Librarian Award 2012 by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Scholars), Asian Professional Award (2011) by Special Libraries Association (SLA), USA and Best Librarian Award (2008) by Management and Libraries Network (MANLIBNET), India. He was invited under the prestigious International Visitor Programme of the Department of State, United States of America in June 2001. He has nine papers in peer reviewed journals, six books, two IIMA case studies and several papers in books and conferences to his credit. His areas of professional interest are Emerging Technology and Management Trends in Librarianship.