Link Round-Up: April 3-7, 2017

Every Friday, UNBOUND posts links from the past week that relate to the future of libraries and current trends in LIS. April 9 – 15, 2017 is National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” Check out ALA’s website for more information. Enjoy!

Blog of the Week: Library of the Future

This blog is run by the ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. The Center has identified several trends and areas to watch for in the news relating to how libraries will continue to evolve presently and into the future. The weekly “Read for Later” post compiles many different articles, reports, and developments in the greater LIS and tech world. Follow this link to read the blog.

Tech Related:

  1. The Father of the Web is Worried About How Ugly It’s Become via NPR’s All Tech Considered
  2. Knight Prototype Fund Open Call: How Might We Improve the Flow of Accurate Information? via Knight Foundation
  3. Europeana content can be discovered with the Art Up Your Tab Chrome Extension via Europeana


  1. Women’s Media Center “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2017”
  2. New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition 

Public Library related:

  1. Designing The Public Library of the Future via New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway
  2. Boulder Public Library tries to ‘look into the future‘ via DailyCamera

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