Dewey Decibel Podcast: Into the Future

Episode 13 looks at the changing library world

April 26, 2017

Dewey Decibel Episode 13

In the new episode of the Dewey Decibel podcast, American Libraries looks into the future of libraries.

  • AL Associate Editor and host Phil Morehart talks with Miguel Figueroa, director of the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries, about the center’s work tracking trends important to the library world.
  • Next, Phil talks with Kimber Fender, director of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Ohio), about the library’s move to a fully mobile service model.
  • Finally, AL Associate Editor Terra Dankowski sits down with author and urban planner Ryan Gravel to discuss his book, Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), and the future of urban environments and libraries.

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Angelina Zaytsev (left), collection services librarian at HathiTrust, and Kristina Eden, copyright review project manager at HathiTrust, lead the session "Harnessing Volunteer Power for Operational and Programmatic Success" at DPLAfest 2017 in Chicago. Photo: Terra Dankowski/American Libraries

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