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  • Session 3 - Keynote: Five Years in the Future: Maximizing Trends to Meet Your Students' Needs

    School libraries are changing, becoming more innovative, collaborative and more hands-on. Keynote speaker, Miguel Figueroa, director of ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries, will discuss the current trends in libraries and how those trends are (and will) transforming libraries.  Participants will then choose a trend and discuss what it could look like for the school library, students and teachers five years from now.

    About the Presenters

    Miguel Figueroa, Director of the American Library Association's Center for the Future of Libraries

    Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (, an initiative from the American Library Association that works to identify trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve. He has worked at the American Theological Library Association; the American Library Association's Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU's Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.