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ERIC Number: ED433852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho's Library Future.
Idaho State Library, Boise.
In l998, Idahoans gathered in a series of six Regional Futures Conferences to identify what they thought was probable during the next ten years, what was possible for libraries to do and be, and what a preferred future of Idaho libraries might be. Participants from the regional conferences then convened to refine and focus descriptions of the probable, possible, and preferred futures for Idaho libraries. Seven driving forces that will help shape the future of Idaho libraries are technology, population, economy, resource sharing, life-long learning, user needs, and funding sources. Eight concepts were identified as common ground elements for the preferred futures for Idaho libraries: (1) continuous access and service to anyone, anywhere, any time; (2) boundary-less, organic network with uniform interface; (3) cutting edge technology, gateway to the world; (4) fantastic, flexible, functional, fun facilities at the heart of the community; (5) common, stable, creative public/private funding; (6) politically organized and coordinated; (7) coordinated continual learning for staff and patrons; and (8) real people, human touch is maintained and enhanced. Strategies and activities for libraries were developed for each of these common ground elements. Using information from the conference, the State Library has developed initiatives to lead the Idaho library community to its preferred future. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Library, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho