Library Futures: Leadership, Strategic Directions, Positive Impacts

Grants and Contracts Details


This research project explores factors to counter the prevailing narrative of "doom and gloom" prognoses regarding the future of libraries. Wide-ranging knowledge, research skills, expertise in locating and interpreting information, and library collections, make libraries a strong partner in developing new knowledge.

Key findings

The library profession ranks highly among most-trusted professions, which indicates libraries' enduring value. Research findings so far point to libraries' need to engage in partnerships and collaborations across broader communities and across industries as this wider exposure will help information professionals' skills and knowledge become more widely known.
Effective start/end date6/1/18 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • library futures
  • library collections
  • library workers
  • strategic partnerships
  • leadership
  • industry collaborations
  • strategy
  • information ecosystem


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