In this interview, Certified Foresight Practitioner and Director of Library Development Dawn La Valle talks about the role libraries play in building an experiential bridge between the present world and the future. She states that libraries are the last bastions of democracy on the face of the earth because everyone is welcome throughout their entire lives and thus are critical in creating an equitable and inclusive future for humanity. The Futures School and Dawn are working together to transform American Libraries.

 

About Dawn La Valle

Dawn LaValle is the Director of the Division of Library Development for the Connecticut State Library. Dawn is a recognized Aspen Re-Envisioning Public Libraries Expert; a Certified Strategic Foresight Practitioner, and a Disruption Navigator for Libraries, she is focused on fostering a more collaborative innovative culture, library services and solutions and to instill 21st mindsets in the next generation of library leaders. She most recently served as a consultant to the Dubai Public Library System, in the framing of a strategy to re-envision the future state of libraries as 21st Century anchors of the community and innovation destinations.

 

 

 

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