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IFLA Rolls Out 2021 Update to Its Trend Report

IFLA augmented its Trend Report series with an official update, which aggregates ideas from library leaders that were collected ahead of the organization’s latest World Library and Information Congress. IFLA’s Trend Reports were started in 2013 and updated in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

This 2021 update features a foreword from IFLA president Barbara Lison and an introduction by secretary general Gerald Leitner. Itshares 20 different suggested trends—some complementary, some contradictory—that the people who will be leading our field in ten years felt would mark their professional lives. For each one, a short section highlights key questions and aspects, as well as potential responses for the library field.” The trends include “tough times ahead,” “the comeback of physical spaces,” “the rise of soft skills,” “diversity gets taken seriously,” and “search transformed.”

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