Designing the future of research libraries and special libraries in Knowmad Society 	By Education Futures
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Designing the future of research libraries and special libraries in Knowmad Society By Education Futures

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Paper prepared for Congreso Amigos 2015Ciudad de México by John Moravec and Kelly Killorn

John W. Moravec, Ph.D.
Founder, Education Futures LLC
john@educationfutures.com

Kelly E. Killorn, Ed.D.
Instructor, Hamline University
kkillorn01@hamline.edu

In an era consumed with accelerating technological and social change, coupled with rapidly evolving organizational needs and missions, research libraries and special libraries need to reframe whyhow, and for whom they exist and explore new pathways to realize these functions. This paper explores a strategic framework to navigate a society in constant flux, disentangling information, knowledge, and innovation. We plot a pathway for maximizing creativity and innovation capital for libraries in knowledge-based institutions, together with the communities they serve.