ACRL/NY 2013 Symposium

The ACRL/NY 2013 Symposium, “The Library as Knowledge Laboratory” took place on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Baruch College.

Makerspaces, mashups and big data are bringing radical change to higher education. Academic libraries are meeting the challenge of this new landscape with a culture of participation, innovation and collaboration. As librarians’ roles shift from a traditional service-and-support model to that of active project participant in support of digital scholarship, a new ethos of experimentation, learning, disruption, and creativity is evolving. At ACRL/NY’s 2013 annual symposium we will explore the opportunities and challenges facing academic librarians in light of scholars’ increased demands for new formats, open-source tools, digital repositories, and innovative research methods in the new knowledge laboratory.

See the full Symposium website for the full program,  posters, handouts and more!

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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