LISer Trends

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Have you been wondering about the latest LIS trends?

You are not alone. Not only is the library infrastructure changing, but the role known as the Librarian is simultaneously changing as well. The days of the library being a standard place where the majority of the space is a labyrinth of shelves of books and hearing ‘Shh’ as the norm is not altogether antiquated, yet the Selfie Gens aren’t going for this type of library any longer.

Today, there is a seismic shift taking place as intergenerational perspectives on the library’s relevance is what’s happening now. Where it’s going, is definitely the wave to be watching out for. Check out these resources to learn more about what other LISers find is going on out there in our changing LIS landscape.


ALAs “Manual for the Future of Librarianship”

Learn what some experts are forecasting for academic libraries and student affairs; trends of 2017-2019. 

Pun, R. (2018). FYE Predictions & Trends for 2018.


NMC Horizon Report: 2017 – Trends about how academic libraries shape up in higher education.

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American Libraries

Informed Librarian

LIS Portal (Jobs, etc.)

Project Muse

Scholars Lab


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