COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND AWARENESS
1. Would Canadians know of, or understand, the contribution you make to library/archival service in Canada?
2. Describe the services provided directly to users within your context, or whether they are consortial in nature; please describe the mechanisms in place to define, refine and measure the impact of the services.
3. In the digital era, what support for patrons do/should libraries provide?
4. What in your opinion are the specific roles of libraries and/or archives and/or museums and other heritage institutions in community building and memory building?
1. What are the main challenges of born-digital material for your institution?
2. What will be the function and future of a brick-and-mortar library or archive in a paperless future?
1. What changes, in your judgment, are necessary in the professional education and training of librarians/archivists in the 21st century?
2. What conversations do you think need to take place with library, archival, and information studies programs about professional competency requirements, and have they begun?
1. Public libraries are primarily funded by local municipalities, with little funding from any other level of government. Many towns and rural communities are too small to support needed technology. How do we encourage the creation of library systems (or consortia) that can meet the increasingly sophisticated technology-driven needs of libraries
2. Assuming academic host institutions have financial resource constraints, and assuming academic libraries are equally constrained, how might these libraries attract funding adequate to meet the expectations of their users?
3. What percentage increase to your current budget would permit you to realize the aspirations ofyour users? If you received an increased budget and consistent adequate resources, describe your library/archives in 2017.