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.
• Susan Gibbons, University Librarian at Yale, will talk about aligning the library’s mission with the university’s goals of creating a knowledge laboratory;
• Barbara Rockenbach, Director of the Humanities and History Libraries at Columbia University, will moderate a panel discussion on Incubating Digital Initiatives with members of New York City digital centers;
• Adam Rogers, Emerging Technology Services Librarian at the Hunt Library Makerspace,
North Carolina State University, will talk about creating and shaping a makerspace in an
• Tom Scheinfeldt, Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design & Director of Digital Humanities in the Digital Media Center at the University of Connecticut, will talk about digital projects and the future of libraries.
Where: The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College,
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)
Come join the conversation! Space is limited so register now.
Registration Closes Monday, November 25.
***Please go to the symposium website and click on the ‘Registration’ tab to access the links to
online registration with PayPal/credit card. ***