The Future of Libraries: Exploring Lifelong Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Entrepreneurship Training (archived webinar)

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link
to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this
fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any or

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in
length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all
other libraries.  Enjoy.


Competency: Library Management

Sub-Category: Staff Training and


lifelong learning at the center of much of what we foster in contemporary
libraries, we can sometimes be overwhelmed by the flood of information about
developments, trends, and challenges that help shape our possible futures. Without
a grounding in rapidly-evolving topics including artificial intelligence and
entrepreneurship training, we may find ourselves ill-prepared to serve library
users face to face and online as that future continues to unfold.


This highly-interactive
one-hour exploration of how recent developments in artificial intelligence, programs
focused on developing entrepreneurial skills (particularly through library
makerspaces), and learning initiatives overall will help us take advantage of
those developments to continue creating a library of the future that meets our
communities' varied needs.


by the time they leave the session, will:



Have at least three resources that can be incorporated into
strategic-planning efforts to help shape the library of the future


Be able to cite at least three current developments that are
likely to have tremendous impacts on how the library of the future continues to


Have identified at least two concrete steps they will take within
the next month to prepare themselves and their colleagues for the library of
the future


Those interested
in pre-session preparation for the discussions are encouraged to skim the
following resources before attending the webinar:

"Library of the
Future: Trends"

ALA Center for the Future of Libraries


"Emerging Technologies in
Libraries: Artificial Intelligence"

Jason Griffey, The Aspen Institute, Posted on YouTube December 18, 2015

Brief: Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs"

Libraries Council, 2018


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 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type: 
Issues and Trends
Online Course
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (All day)