Colorado Association of Libraries Futurist Interest Group

The CAL Futurist Interest Group, in partnerships with the Colorado & Connecticut State Libraries, is proud to announce

an opportunity for 30 Colorado librarians to join a new 3-day live online developmental opportunity

Transformation for Libraries: Learning-Unlearning-Relearning Through Strategic Foresight

We seek academic, school, public, and special library folks from throughout Colorado to apply for this grant-funded opportunity (no cost to you or your institution).

This is a rare opportunity to join cohorts from throughout the United States who are taking this training. Those who are selected will commit to engaging before, during, and after the October 20 – 22 intensive online workshops. This is a train-the-trainer model. Attendees, as part of their learning, will be asked to share with their library, their region, and/or the larger Colorado library community.

Built on a vision of developing learning experiences that help you to be “fueled by foresight” in all that you do – this unique training program is presented in partnership with Kedge and The Futures School. It emerged from a growing realization among leaders and organizations that success in the 21st century landscape of rapid change means we must embrace new pathways to the future. In other words, we need to foster mindsets and skills that help us to seize untapped possibilities and opportunities.

Watch Kedge Futures School Co-Founder Yvette Montero describe Strategic Foresight:

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in this pilot project. With tangible results and a repeatable framework, you’ll be on your way to developing a foresight mindset and skillset, ensuring you are primed for market-leading innovation, successful opportunity development, and revenue-generating futures intelligence. Ultimately, you will learn a strategic framework that enables them to continuously learn-unlearn-relearn to lead discussion and action in the transformation of libraries.

Recruitment Flyer:


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill