November 13, 2014
8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Knox Room, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

“Why do I need a library when my phone can do a Google search?” Is it the library death knell you hear? We don’t. We see a future full of opportunities. Join us as we talk about embracing change that will help libraries thrive, not just survive, in the 21st century.


8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Presentations, round-table discussion, debate on library trends
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Tours of Barbour Library and special collections


Miguel A. Figueroa is the director of the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association. In this role he identifies and communicates long-term trends that may affect libraries and promotes and supports “futures thinking” in library policy and planning.

John B. Weaver is dean of library services and educational technology at Abilene Christian University. His areas of interest include the theological library as “maker space”; the history and future of books and libraries; and academic library management and instruction. John served as the president of the American Theological Library Association from 2011-2012.


Fee is $25 for one person and $15 for each additional participant from the same institution. Register by Nov. 7, 2014, and pay online.



Contact Darlene Veghts, interim director of the Barbour Library, at 412-924-1352 or with questions.