Workshop 4 | Futures Thinking for Libraries in Service of Science and Society: Lessons from Charleston Trendspotting

Workshop 4 | Futures Thinking for Libraries in Service of Science and Society: Lessons from Charleston Trendspotting

Room: TBA
Organised by Charleston Trendspotting Initiative
Speaker: TBA

The Charleston Trendspotting Initiative is a community-engaged process for cooperatively and collaboratively exploring social, policy, economic, technology, and educational trends and forecasting the impacts of these trends on scholarly communication, publishing, and academic libraries. Together, we examine the trends, discuss possible outcomes and effects on the information industry, including best and worst case scenarios for outcomes of these trends on various timelines, and consider responses to these impacts. 

This session presents the results of the first five years of trendspotting work and will share key trends, impacts, and implications as well as how different futures thinking methods lead to different affordances in the discussions. The session will conclude with a “mini” futures wheel exercise to enable attendees to experience the approach and its benefits.

53rd LIBER Annual Conference