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Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie

The Puzzles Librarians Need to Solve

VALA2016 PLENARY SESSION 2
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 16:20 - 17:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-plenary-2-rainie

Lee Rainie

Pew Research Centre

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Abstract

In order to thrive in the future, librarians will need to be great forecasters and innovators. There are key puzzles they need to figure out. Among them: What’s the future of personal enrichment and entertainment? What’s the future of people’s pathways to knowledge and reference expertise? What’s the future of public technology and community anchor institutions? What’s the future of learning “spaces”? What’s the future of attention and its structural holes? Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center will describe how his organization’s research provides guideposts for librarians along three dimensions of library activity: the people, the place, and the platform.

 

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