Audience: Library directors (or their proxies).
- Bring a laptop (at least 1 laptop will be needed for every small group).
- Physical writing materials (pen and paper)
Attendees are encouraged to review the following material:
An interactive session where directors can have their designated time during the conference to network and discuss about latest developments and trends in libraries as well as in teaching and learning. The facilitators will use reports released by ACRL, OCLC, Horizon on the future of libraries or education to engage participants in the discussion. This can be considered a continuation to the series of discussions that they have online through the Directors Forum. Facilitators will use flipcharts to highlight trends mentioned in the above report and have the AMICAL directors relate and select the trends that have or will most likely have greater impact on their libraries or the way they offer services to their communities.
The group then will take a deeper look into these selected trends and will discuss current plans and challenges faced in addressing these trends or changes. This will be a good opportunity to learn about current projects and future plans. The discussion will trigger areas where certain institutions might be able to collaborate. The facilitators will gather the notes shared by the group and post them online on AMICAL connect for follow-up and action.