Nebraska Libraries Future Search

Charting a Future Course for Nebraska Library Services

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This wiki is for use by the Nebraska Libraries Future Search Conference Planning Committee and participants. Its purpose is to facilitate the organization and communication of information about the conference held in June, 2008.




2008 Nebraska Libraries Future Search Conference: Purpose and Desired Outcomes

In 1991 the Nebraska Library Commission sponsored Nebraska Information Partnerships, a statewide conference involving nearly one hundred people, who were brought together to envision goals and directions for Nebraska library services. A 2008 Nebraska Libraries Future Search event was held June 9-10, 2008 to bring a fresh perspective to Nebraska library service needs and foster direction, partnerships and collaboration.

Goals included:

  • Develop a shared vision for library and information services in Nebraska.
  • Design a blueprint for seamless, customer-centered, life-long access to library and information services in Nebraska.
  • Explore how all types of libraries can work together to provide library and information services more efficiently and effectively.
  • Educate library staff and boards, public officials, customers, and other stakeholders about library and information services in Nebraska.
  • Engage Librarians from all types and sizes of libraries to unite and speak with one voice.
  • Foster collaboration among library and information professional organizations, library advocates, including the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Regional Library Systems, and library resources, in order to improve library and information services for Nebraskans.

More information about the 2008 Nebraska Library Futures event is located at Nebraska Future Search Conference.



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Executive Summary of the Future Search Conference


Contributed by the Future Search Task Force Exec Summary NE Future Task Force



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