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Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School (TFSX)

Resources on Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight

After The Futures School: Perspectives, Learnings, and the Future of Foresight in Libraries

Presented by the CT State Library Division of Library Development and Kedge: The Futures School

Wednesday, November 10 | 1-2 pm

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In partnership with Kedge: The Futures School, the CT State Library Division of Library Development hosted a virtual gathering highlighting librarians and library staff that participated in Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School during 2020 and 2021 to discuss perspectives, learnings, and the future of foresight in libraries. The session featured a panel of cohort members providing their experiences and how they are using the training in their planning, partnerships, and beyond.

After The Futures School was co-hosted by Nicole Baker-Rosa, Head of Human Design and Development at Kedge: The Futures School and Dawn La Valle, Director of the CT State Library Division of Library Development.

Opening keynote remarks from Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian, Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our panelists included:

  • Nini Beegan, Organizational Learning & Innovation Coordinator, Maryland State Library
  • Nan Carmack, Director of the Library Development and Networking Division, Virginia State Library
  • Doug Casey, Executive Director, CT Commission on Educational Technology
  • Kieran Hixon, Technology and Digital Initiatives Consultant, Colorado State Library
  • Judy Kelmelis, Reference Librarian, Groton Public Library
  • Brenda McKinley, Executive Director, Ridgefield Public Library
  • Julianne Rist, Director of Libraries, Jefferson County Public Library (Colorado)

Institute of Museum and Library services


This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant #RE-250063-OLS-21 in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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