Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Future of College of DuPage's "Library Futures" Series

I was disappointed (though, after 9 months of no word about future programming, not entirely surprised) to receive the following email in my inbox today...

Dear Library Teleconference Subscribers,

Since 1995, College of DuPage Press has coproduced the Library Teleconference series with Multimedia Services.  The program featured expert presenters in the Library Sciences and sought to bring together a national Learning Resource community to proactively address evolving library processes, policies and technology. 

Over the years, it has been our pleasure to take this journey with you.  However, financial support for this program has declined significantly despite increased interest from library systems across the country.  We have continued to explore cost saving measures that would allow COD Press to continue to offer this program, but regrettably, we must discontinue the Library Futures program series at this time due to rising costs and dwindling professional development funds among end users. 

We will continue to make past programs available and will consider resuming the program in the future should the requisite underwriting materialize.  It has been our pleasure to be a part of the exploration and learning that has been Library Futures.


College of DuPage Press/
Multimedia Services

I will definitely be thinking about some type of alternative programming for next year. Ideas welcome!