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Future of Libraries

Libraries are in the midst of a period of rapid social and technological change. New Hanover County Public Library, by gathering experts and providing opportunities for various groups of stakeholders to share ideas, will develop a shared vision for the f

Future of Libraries

The Future of Libraries


Libraries are in the midst of a period of rapid social and technological change.  New Hanover County Public Library, by gathering experts and providing opportunities for various groups of stakeholders to share ideas, will develop a shared vision for the future of libraries. 


A symposium series, “People, Place, and Platform: Libraries in the 21st Century,” supported by modes of idea exchange ranging from traditional roundtable discussions to current social media platforms, will engage library staff and administration, citizens, administrators, board members, elected officials, and other stakeholders in the collaborative development of this shared vision. 


Talking points derived from the shared vision, made available to libraries across North Carolina, will strengthen our ability to identify priorities for the development of future library services and to articulate and justify the continuing relevance of libraries.


Our Vision and Commitment to New Hanover County is to provide an exciting destination where people gather, ideas flourish, and the information and technology resources needed for a community to prosper are made freely available.


Our Mission and Significant Purpose is to enrich and enhance the quality of life of each individual we touch!


We are passionate about:

  • Creating a caring, inviting and welcoming place

  • Developing the technology and information resources needed for people of all ages to Learn, Grow and Prosper

  • Preserving and making accessible our rich history and diverse cultural heritage



 



 





NHCPL Presents: Thomas Frey Lecture: Future of Libraries



NHCPL Presents: James Bradberry


James Bradberry AIA, LEED, an award winning architect/author, and Principal of James Bradberry Architects, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 


Known for interactive learning environments for children, including two ‘Storyville’ projects for the Baltimore County Public Library, and the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University.


  • His recent nonfiction book is The Power of Play.  Limited copies were  available for purchase.

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Future of Libraries Reading List

See Subject Heading: Librarians or Library Science


 


See Subject Headings: Libraries -- History or Libraries


 


See ProQuest Research Results: Future of Libraries



 



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