After a thorough analysis, the environmental scan identified seven major trends that define how Federal libraries can be future ready.
Trend number 1: Demonstrate returns on investment.
Trend number 2: Establish mission critical programs.
Trend number 3: Integrate mobile devices, “apps” and dashboards into workflows.
Trend number 4: Expand roles as analyst, educator and consultant.
Trend number 5: Cultivate use of the Semantic Web, cloud computing and Web 3.0.
Trend number 6: Customize and personalize information to meet the needs of users.
Trend number 7: Collaborate via knowledge transfer and information sharing.