The Symposium on the Future of Libraries

The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.

In addition to sessions featuring civic, social, and education innovators, the Symposium will include several timeslots for concurrent sessions. These concurrent sessions will provide attendees with an opportunity to share some of the innovative work they are currently exploring in their libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts. You can find out more about the concurrent sessions and submit their proposals now.

The meeting rooms for these sessions will be located in the convention center and set theater style with a projector, screen, and microphone.

Proposals for the Symposium’s concurrent sessions are due by the end of the day on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group and notifications of acceptance will be sent in early November.

Please contact Miguel Figueroa ( with any questions about the Symposium or about submitting a proposal for a concurrent session.

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