Posted by Lori Ayre on September 27, 2007

I've been thinking a lot about whether there is a future for libraries. I think it is up in the air at this point. While I am confident there is a future for librarians (who will call themselves something besides Librarians someday), I think the future of the physical library is up for grabs. It depends on what we do to ensure that it endures. I hope we manage to keep them around.

As such, I've been giving a talk that focuses on this issue. This talk picked up steam first in Denver about a year ago at a conference on delivery and at that point I used the title "Delivery 2.0" which seems to have caught on. Since then, I've been asked to do my Delivery 2.0 speech at other ILL meetings. I agree. Then I go there and do my Future of Libraries talk.

So, here's the latest version for your enjoyment. Available as a podcast (90 minutes) with accompanying slides (PDF). Enjoy.