The Library as Knowledge Laboratory

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. Find a list of suggested readings on the topics discussed in this Symposium at this link.

The 2013 ACRL/NY Symposium will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013 in New York City at the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College. The address is 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor).

For questions or comments, please contact the 2013 Symposium Chair, Anice Mills amills at columbia dot edu.

ACRL/NY 2013 Symposium Committee Members:

Anice Mills, Chair
Columbia University
Carrie Netzer Wajda, ACRL/NY president
New Business Librarian, Y&R
Caroline Fuchs, past ACRL/NY president
St. John’s University
Ben Beede
Rutgers University
Barbara Bonous-Smit
Queensborough Community College
Robin Brown
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Dianne Gordon Conyers
LaGuardia Community College
Karen Erani
Independent Information Specialist
Melissa Goertzen
Columbia University
Fiona Grady
Stony Brook University
Michael Handis
Graduate Center, CUNY
Christina Harlow
Columbia University
Starr Hoffman
Columbia University
Irina Kandarasheva
Columbia University
Thomas Keenan
Princeton University
Winifred King
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kristen Mapes
Rutgers University
Jim Marcum
Queens College, CUNY
Susanne Markgren
SUNY Purchase
Carrie Marten
SUNY Purchase
Linda Miles
Yeshiva University
Lisa Miller
Brooklyn Historical Society
Mark Aaron Polger
College of Staten Island
Werner Sbaschnik
SUNY Old Westbury
Kathryn Shaughnessy
St. John’s University
Kai Alexis Smith
CUNY Graduate Center, Mina Reese Library
Eamon Tewell
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Natasha Tomlin
Long Island University
Megan Wacha
Barnard College
Haruko Yamauchi
Hostos Community College, CUNY

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