Program

8:30 am-9:00 am
Registration, Breakfast, Poster Sessions

9:00 am-9:30 am
ACRL/NY President’s Address / Business Meeting

9:30 am-9:40 am
Symposium Opening Remarks

9:40 am-10:35 am
Keynote: Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University

Aligning the Library into the University’s Knowledge Laboratory

At the heart of an academic library’s mission is service to the community of students, scholars and researchers on campus.  An academic library must respond not only to the changing behaviors, learning styles, expectations, and scholarly communication patterns of its patrons, but it must do so within the context of a higher education environment that is striving for innovation and reinvention. This talk will highlight some of the stronger trends in higher education and how libraries can take the lead on campus-wide changes.

10:35 am-10:50 am
Break, Poster Sessions

10:50 am-12:10 pm
Panel Discussion: Lab Culture: Incubating Digital Initiatives

Moderator: Barbara Rockenbach, Director of the Humanities and History Libraries, Columbia University
Jefferson Bailey, METRO Strategic Initiatives
Monica McCormick, NYU Digital Scholarship Services
Bob Scott, Digital Humanities Center, Columbia University
Ben Vershbow, NYPL Labs
Jennifer Vinopal, NYU Digital Scholarship Services

12:10 pm-1:20 pm
Lunch, Poster Sessions

1:20 pm-2:15 pm
Speaker: Adam Rogers, Emerging Technology Services Librarian, Hunt Library Makerspace, North Carolina State University

Shaping a Makerspace in an Academic Library

Makerspaces are popping up everywhere in a wide variety of forms and contexts, but does a Makerspace fit within an academic library? If so, how, and what shape does it take? The NCSU Libraries created a Makerspace in its new James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Among other things, it provides 3D printing services to all students, faculty, and staff. We make these new technologies accessible to all by demystifying their workings and helping users get started.
The Hunt Library Makerspace has been embraced by the NCSU community. It has played a role in a few high-profile projects, and made a media splash. Behind the scenes, it’s involved a lot of work: learning new skills, navigating complex hardware and software, and shaping new services. Like many of our students’ 3D printing projects, the Makerspace is itself a prototype, one we are designing iteratively, gathering feedback on, and constantly improving.

2:15 pm-2:30 pm
Break, Poster Sessions

2:30 pm-3:25 pm
Speaker: Tom Scheinfeldt, Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design & Director of Digital Humanities in the Digital Media Center, University of Connecticut

Looks Like the Internet: Networks and the Future of Libraries

Digital library projects succeed when they are structured like the network itself.

3:25 pm-3:45 pm
Closing remarks, Raffle and Door Prizes

Find a list of Suggested Readings on the topics in this Symposium at this link.

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