Annual Library Conference Keynotes and Workshops

Looking for a Dynamic Keynote Speaker for Your Upcoming Library Conference?


Join associations and conferences across the United States in asking Daniel W. Rasmus to share his unique insights on the future of libraries.

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Driven by deep futures scenario work, Rasmus explores the future of libraries, librarians and books through multiple possible futures based on how the uncertainties of today might unfold under different social, economic and political situations.

Rasmus is available for keynotes and workshops, as well as for professional development in strategic thinking at conferences, or during executive leadership development sessions. Rasmus is also available for book signings at conferences.

In addition to his conference work, Rasmus offers complete strategic planning programs that help organization revisit and refine their mission, vision and values, as well as the strategies required to achieve their goals.



Rasmus has keynoted major library and academic conferences including:

  • Computers and Libraries
  • Internet Liberian
  • NACS National Conference
  • Minitex,
  • WiLSWorld
  • The Association of Rural and Small Libraries.

Rasmus is the Founder and Principal Analyst at Serious Insights, a strategic advisory firm that helps organizations put their futures in context. Prior to starting his own consulting practice, Rasmus was the Director of Business Insights at Microsoft where he led the development of their vision for the future work. Prior to joining Microsoft, Rasmus was the Vice President of Research for Knowledge Management at Collaboration at Forrester Research.

He is currently working with libraries in Georgia and Wisconsin on futures engagements.

Rasmus’s work on the future of libraries has appeared in Computers and Libraries, and his scenario-based research on books was quoted recently in Publishers Weekly.

My colleague, futurist Daniel Rasmus, suggested the possibility of bundling exclusive paid social and content channels with books, giving buyers premium access to both the authors and the community of experts/sources that contributed to their works. Some kind of incentive system—micropayments, loyalty points, rating scores, etc.—could be used to recognize and reward high-value contributors to the community, and could create a unique incentive for buying a book rather than borrowing it.

The Future of Reading: 10 Trends for 2014 and Beyond, By Rob Salkowitz – Jan 17, 2014

Daniel W. Rasmus is the author of Listening to the Future, Management by Design and Rethinking Smart Objects. He also contributed to Cyberlife and Understanding Artificial Intelligence. Rasmus is a regular contributor to PopMatters where he reviews books, comic books, films and television shows. His latest book, Sketches of Spain and Other Poems will be published in late 2014.


Rasmus is the former Visiting Liberal Arts Fellow with Bellevue College. He is currently a member of the Faculty Academy at Pinchot where he teaches influence and strategy.

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