Shape the Future of IMLS, Participate in Wiki on Future of Museums & Libraries

The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has launched a wiki-based dialogue on the future of libraries and museums called UpNext.

Between now and 12 May, there will be nine discussions scheduled on such topics as Changing Definitions & Roles of Museums and Libraries, 21st Century Learning & Information Use, and Metrics for Evaluating Service and Impact.

IMLS states that it plans to use, “the knowledge shared in the wiki to help shape the agency’s strategic plan, research directions, publications, convenings, and grant making.”

SLA encourages members to look at the schedule of discussion topics below, monitor the discussions and participate in the wiki as much as possible. Additionally, bring the UpNext effort to the attention of SLA members who have expertise and interest in the topic areas. It is important that the perspectives of members of the special libraries community are well represented in these discussions.

Register as an UpNext wiki member. The Wiki has nine different topics to be discussed on the following schedule:

 3-16 March
1. Changing Definitions & Roles of Museums and Libraries  
2. Shifts in Power & Authority 
3. Museums & Libraries as the “Third Place”

31 March – 13 April 
5. 21st Century Learning & Information Use  
6. New Models & Structures for Collaboration

14 – 27 April 
7. Planning for a Sustainable Future 
8. Metrics for Evaluating Service & Impact

28 April – 12 May 
9. The 21st Century Museum & Library Workforce 
10. UpNext: Where Do We Go From Here?

19 May
Last official “Wiki Wednesday” IMLS will post wiki final summary.

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