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Reframing Library Organizations: Implementing Strategic Foresight Tools to Create Future Ready Library Operating Systems
April 9-11, 2024
Apply here by March 5, 2024

What is it? Building on four years of the IMLS-supported Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School, the CT State Library and partner TFSX (formerly Kedge: The Futures School) are now training organizational cohorts, including library systems, associations, and partner networks. This initiative takes a systems perspective, integrating strategic foresight into operations and infusing futures thinking into institutional capacity, cultural shifts, technological innovation, model processes, and succession planning.

Who is it for? Anyone interested in joining the growing cohort of future thinkers in Pennsylvania! Success in the 21st century landscape of rapid change means we must embrace new pathways to the future. We need to foster mindsets and skills that help us to seize untapped possibilities and opportunities. Strategic foresight is a framework that creates multiple future scenarios, envisioning outcomes and evaluating current and pending strategies to support decision making and action in the present against a suite of possible futures.

What to expect? You must be able to commit to the full 3-day program. It is important to be present for the full program since the content builds, and you will be contributing to the same small group during the three days. Please note all sessions are virtual. Each day we will join together for the following:

  • 8:30 am – 12 pm | Morning Session
  • 12 – 1:30 pm | Break
  • 1:30 – 5 pm | Afternoon Session

Please contact Julie Moore at with any questions.

The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library Access, LAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.

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