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Big Picture - MN in 2025

Meeting Date: December 10, 2010
Location: St. Cloud Public Library
Conveners: Matt Lee, Nick Bancks, Dillon Young, Jenny Turner

10:05 am - 10:30 am: Getting Started
10:30 am - Noon: Group Work
Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Large Group Discussion
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Budget and Committee Updates
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Committee and Convener Meetings

Prep Work:
For each of the areas below, Futurists were asked to consider the following questions, using the listed resources as guides.  In addition to these required resources a list of "optional readings" was compiled and may be found here.
  1. What are the implications of what I've just learned for public, academic, school, and special libraries?
  2. What strengths do these types of libraries possess that make them well positioned to meet the challenges presented?
  3. What are areas of weakness in the face of these challenges?
  4. What opportunities are there for the library evolve to meet these challenges?
  5. What threats or competition exist for libraries within this space?
J. Turner,
Dec 21, 2010, 1:05 PM