The future of libraries

In his paper The Future of Libraries, Futurist speaker Thomas Frey delivers a history of the role of libraries over time – from the preservation of Da Vinci’s work to today where “Collections are often used by people who choose not to, or can not afford to, purchase books for themselves.”

All this is changing, however, and the role of libraries and librarians is dramatically shifting. Frey’s paper discusses ten trends and concludes with four recommendations that are great food for thought and action.