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    MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)
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    Confronting the Future Strategic Visions for the 21st-Century Public Library
    Summary
    American libraries will confront formidable challenges
    during the next few decades
    of the 21st century. Both
    the media and technologies they deploy will continue the
    digital transformation that has already eroded or swept
    away in years what had lasted for decades or centuries.
    Nor is the rate of change slowing. The new media and
    technologies are enabling a steady flow of genre- and
    usage-changing innovations, and institutions drawing
    on these disruptive changes are competing with the library
    in its most fundamental roles.
    Libraries also are
    challenged by the financial constraints facing the agencies
    that support them, as well as shifts in the nature
    and needs of library users. If libraries are to evolve rapidly
    enough to meet these challenges, they will have to
    make careful and difficult strategic decisions and persevere
    in implementing those decisions.
    Strategies are built on a thoughtful assessment of what
    the future of an organization will look like—which of
    various alternative visions is best suited to its mission
    and the realities it will face. This policy brief is intended
    to assist in the development of effective strategies for
    American public libraries by delineating the elements of
    alternative visions for libraries in the coming decades. It
    does not recommend particular visions; rather, it suggests
    a process libraries can follow to make their own
    strategic choices based on their specific situations. In
    so doing, libraries can convert the challenges outlined
    above into opportunities to make even greater contributions
    to the individuals and communities they serve.
    The focus here is on public libraries. Other types of libraries—
    school libraries (serving grades K through 12),
    academic libraries (serving higher education and research
    institutions), and special libraries (serving business, notfor-
    profit, and government organizations)—face many of
    the same challenges as public libraries, and the general
    ways in which they respond will be similar. However,
    their clientele, institutional settings, and purposes are
    different enough to warrant separate treatment in subsequent
    publications.

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Wednesday, June 1

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    The Must-Read Books for 2011 were announced on April 28, 2011, at the Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference. The award winners in each of the categories will be named at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Center for the Book, Fall 2011 date to be announced.
    Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Children's/Young Adult | MassBook Judges |
    Award Winners | Census | Guidelines | Entry Form | Reading Guides | Author Visit
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    American Libraries Direct
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    Children's Books
    Massachusetts Book Awards

    Curriculum Links
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