When many people think of a library, it is a very traditional picture, somewhat like this Google Doodle which captures the spirit of Ada Lovelace, mathematician and writer in the early 1800s.
However after listening to speakers at Creative Making for Libraries & Museums this week, most people would not recognize some of the current spaces as being part of libraries museums. Something like this Google Doodle. Can you see Google in there?
Hack the Library! is the theme of Computers in Libraries 2014 in DC, April 7-9. The call for speakers is now online. We will be working on the program in October and hope to finalize in November. I am hoping to have a number of speakers that participated this week’s at the Creative Making in Libraries and Museums symposium present at CIL next year as they have really hacked their libraries, changed their culture, created awesome spaces and engaged their communities! We need to learn from them and others.