David Lankes will serve as a member on a new Institute for Museum and Library Services task force on 21st Century Skills.
From the invitation:
The IMLS 21st Century Skills Task Force will play a key role in developing the strategic vision for 21st century skills and museums and libraries. Specifically, the task force will help guide a new report and a companion self-assessment tool, developed with the assistance of e-Luminate group, which will detail the need for 21st century skills in our society and the role of museums and public libraries in conveying these skills to their constituencies.
We are reaching out to key visionaries in the fields of museum and library services to ensure that our work reflects the best thinking available around these topics.
The task force’s charter is as follows:
1. Defining the Skills: The task force will help define the critical elements of 21st Century Skills specifically as they relate to the mission of libraries and museums.
2. Identifying Competencies and Aptitudes: The task force will help analyze and describe the elements of museums and libraries that deliver—or may be leveraged to deliver—21st century skills.
3. Articulating Key Strategies: The task force will explore and articulate the key opportunities that libraries and museums can pursue in promoting and integrating 21st century skills into services and programming.