The Futurists Interest Group (FIG) shall prepare CAL members to take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities to vitally serve their communities.
To address the rapidly changing world – technological, social, and otherwise, the Futurists Interest Group (FIG) would engage in future-focused content from a broad spectrum of fields and consider implications for libraries. The FIG would function as a think tank: tracking trends, addressing issues relevant to Colorado libraries, and sharing their knowledge with members and member organizations. This interest group would fill a gap because we have no other systematic strategies or consistent offerings to support CAL member in this arena.
• We will vigilantly track emerging trends across many sectors and disciplines. • We will offer opportunities to library leaders and staff to embrace change through a mindset of proactive adaptation.• We will develop scenarios, cast predictive frames, and provoke discussion to prepare libraries to be future-ready.• We will provide opportunities to strengthen the future of libraries in Colorado through speakers, workshops, publications, and conference activities.