The largest single generational cohort in America (15–35 years old) is moving fully into adulthood, the workforce and positions of responsibility. In fact, Millennials have exited childhood and are experiencing all of the major transitions of early life: college, first jobs, first management positions, building a family. And, like every other generation, they are dealing with these challenges in ways that are sometimes puzzling to their older counterparts. This is the first generation to face life’s changes having grown up entirely in a highly technological, connected, multiscreen world. And this impacts their expectations of how libraries should help them navigate these transitions.
Symposium keynote speaker Kim Lear, from the generational think tank BridgeWorks, will explore how Millennials are approaching watershed moments in their education, careers and family lives. Kim will also help provide some context for how other generations can better work alongside Millennials as they process these changes. A panel of library researchers and practitioners who are working with Millennials in libraries will discuss ways in which traditional library services can be positioned, adjusted—and maybe even discarded—when it comes to Millennials.
Please confirm whether you will attend in-person or participate via live-stream video.
Friday, June 26, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salon 7