Register now for the ACRL/NY Symposium on December 6, 2013: a�?The Library as Knowledge Laboratorya�? Registration Deadline is Monday, November 25th!

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 librariansa�� 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/NYa��s 2013 annual symposium we will explore the opportunities and challenges facing academic librarians in light of scholarsa�� increased demands for new formats, open-source tools, digital repositories, and innovative research methods in the new knowledge laboratory.

Speakers:

a�? Susan Gibbons, University Librarian at Yale, will talk about aligning the librarya��s mission with the universitya��s goals of creating a knowledge laboratory;

a�? 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;

a�? 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
academic library;

a�? 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 a�?Registrationa�� tab to access the links to

online registration with PayPal/credit card. ***

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About John Pell

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

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