Library Futures is one of the leading digital library policy and advocacy organizations, becoming a crucial voice in the fight for balanced digital rights in only a year.
We hold events, run programs in technology and access, write position papers and opinion pieces in the press, work on policy issues with our coalition, and partner with a variety of organizations to further our mission of equitable access to knowledge in the service of the public good.
In 2021, we set out with a goal to become a significant player in the digital rights space in order to empower digital transformation in libraries. Thanks to you, we've succeeded. As we head into our next chapter, we wanted to take a look back on the incredible achievements of the past year and celebrate a year of fighting for the rights of libraries in the digital age.
Jennie Rose Halperin
Executive Director, Library Futures
“Historically, publishers and libraries have had different but complementary goals: Libraries want to purchase books, and publishers want to sell them. Digital libraries shouldn’t be used as an excuse to withhold knowledge from the people – that’s a global issue that should concern everyone."
Jennie Rose Halperin, Executive Director of Library Futures
“People can still get access to resources with a card, but it is no longer with a library card or a student ID: It’s with a credit card.”
Heather Joseph, Library Futures Board Member