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When asked on Twitter “Why” in response to me earning a certificate in Foresight I responded with this - To understand & maximize probable futures, analyze possible/alternative directions, & guide towards preferable futures. 
This reflects the Framework Foresight methodology analyzing the predictable or expected, the alternative and measurably likely, and the desired amongst those for our institution. 

In answer to “@gingerhwilliams” additional statement that “The last thing universities need to be doing is giving out certificates for foresight.” I say the strongest commonality all disciplines have is strategic planning, the need for preparing for multiple directions, and maximizing the identifiable trends and the less suspected changes. Providing formal multidisciplinary training in Foresight based on theory and practice is valuable in the university setting to the school and to the professional community. 

CC @houstonfutures#foresight 
From @gingerhwilliams“Why?” https://twitter.com/gingerhwilliams/status/606824345361457153 
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I have earned a professional Certificate in Foresight (futures studies) from the University of Houston @houstonfutures 
 
Now on to deeper training in Strategic Foresight methods with the MS in Foresight which I have also begun. 

Analyzing alternative futures, guiding preferred directions, planning for uncertainty & discontinuous change. #foresight 
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“A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library” 
http://n.pr/1HyuCLy A great partnership between lab, library, & product @cmucreatelab @specksensor 
In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.
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USA Today Tech gives coverage to libraries and lending e-media via partner @hoopladigital RT @usatodaytech Cutting the cord, via your library, on Hoopla http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/05/25/cutting-the-cord-hoopla/27573999/ 
Here's a new tool to make cutting the pay-TV cord easier: your library card.
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Library checking out the Apple Watch http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/blog/2015/05/08/now-lending-the-apple-watch/ NCSU Libraries “Now Lending: The Apple Watch” 
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Listen to NPR Topics: Technology Podcast episodes free, on demand. Through the library's website, you listen to the recording of a former slave and millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age. Listen to over 40,000 radio shows, podcasts and live radio stations for free on your iPhone, iPad, Android and PC. Discover the best of news, entertainment, comedy, sports and talk radio ...
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Technology and media weak signal for the day - Snapchat hires CNN political reporter Peter Hamby to lead its news division http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/business/media/campaign-coverage-via-snapchat-could-shake-up-the-2016-elections.html The shake up of where & how in media along with for what age continues. (Also think election coverage) #foresight  
The question of how the fast-growing app could shape the election arose after it hired a CNN political reporter to lead its nascent news division.
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FCC to treat internet access as essential as phone service which it subsidizes for 12 million low income US households http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/business/fcc-chief-seeks-broadband-plan-to-aid-the-poor.html 
http://www.npr.org/2015/05/28/410340226/fcc-proposes-expansion-of-lifeline-program-to-include-internet (audio) 
High speed internet is “essential to economic well-being as good transportation and telephone service.” 
The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans have affordable access to advanced telecommunications services.
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White House’s plan to provide eBooks reveals a partnership driven future with content as connector http://libraryfuture.com/2015/05/26/the-white-house-e-books-a-partnership-driven-future-w-content-as-connector/
My guest post for Houston Foresight @houstonfutures#foresight 
White House Plan To Provide E-Books for Poor Children Reveals Partnership Driven Future with Content as Connector. This piece was originally written for and posted on the “Houston Foresight: Prepar...
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“Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/11627276/Libraries-could-outlast-the-internet-head-of-British-Library-says.html “Stop asking whether libraries will still exist in the digital age, Roly Keating says” 
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Stop asking whether libraries will still exist in the digital age, Roly Keating says
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The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years http://singularityhub.com/2015/05/11/the-world-in-2025-8-predictions-for-the-next-10-years/ by @singularityhub @PeterDiamandis Great complement to Hines’@futurist_Ahines et al “2025: Scenarios … ” “Bottom Line: We Live in the Most Exciting Time Ever” #foresight 
In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are
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Librarian, Joe Murphy Librarian, Tech analyst, trend spotter, consultant, Foresight professional (Futurist),
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partnerships, futures, foresight, research
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  • LibraryFuture
    Directions Analyst & Library Futures, 2011 - present
    Library Futures consultant, technology and culture trend spotter, keynote speaker
  • Innovative Interfaces
    Director of Library Futures, 2013 - 2014
  • Yale University
    Science Librarian, 2007 - 2011
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Joe Murphy Librarian. Library Future Consultant, Former Director of Library Futures w/ Innovative Interfaces. Former Science Librarian at Yale University.
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Joe Murphy Librarian, explores technology and culture directions with libraries, focused on library futures. 
Previously:  
  • Yale University Libraries - Science Librarian 
  • Innovative Interfaces - Director of Library Futures


Working to help libraries and more adapt to and implement changes in technology.  

Regular professional speaker addressing innovation and technology.  I assist in identifying, interpreting, and adapting to technology developments and maximizing these change opportunities.

LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/joemurphylibraryfuture

Email -  libraryfuture@gmail.com
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I finished Ulysses. I have authored a book, am editor for 3 additional monographs.Movers & Shakers award 2009, Library Journal. Emerging Leaders 2007, ALA. Guest edited three scholarly journal issues. Have spoken to librarians form every continent. Earned a certificate in Foresight (Future Studies)
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  • University of Houston
    Foresight, 2015 - present
    Master of Science in Foresight - Graduate Futures Studies
  • Queensland University of Technology
    Information Science, 2013 - 2014
    San Jose State University/Queensland University of Technology Gateway Ph.D. program
  • University of Hawaii
    Master's In Library & Info Science, 2005 - 2006
  • Syracuse University
    Physics
  • Fordham University
  • University of Houston
    Certificate in Foresight, 1 - 5
    Training in Foresight (Future Studies) to engage methods for evaluating plausible future directions. I evaluate elements of standard futures, anticipate significant changes that lie ahead, and calculate likely alternatives futures. I identify and guide trends involved in preferable futures and strategically apply pressure to influence towards hoped for outcomes and achieve long-term goals.
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