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30th Annual Conference on Libraries and The Future: New Perspectives

  • October 08, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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This is the 30th Anniversary of the Libraries and the Future Conference.  The first conference was held in September of 1992, the keynote was David Pearce Snyder from The Futurist magazine. In 2006, he returned to speak on a panel with Thomas Frey who was a Senior Futurist from the Da Vinci Institute.  This year we are returning to these roots for the conference with three futurist speakers.

Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa who is currently the President and CEO of Amigos Library Services and formerly led the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries. He will be defining futurism as a concept and how it can be applied to planning for libraries.

Brandy McNeil Brandy McNeil, Director of Adult Services at the New York Public Library,  has been a leader in the library field including building the highly successful TechConnect Department at the New York Public Library. She will be talking in practical terms what the future looks like for libraries.

Stacy AldrichThe last speaker is Stacey Aldrich, the State Librarian of Hawaii, and was a 2020 candidate for ALA President. She has been conducting research on the future of libraries and strategic planning, and will speak on how to incorporate futurism in strategic thinking and scenario planning.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 4 (.4 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (ifyou have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

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