Hack the Library!

CIL 2014I’m very excited about next year’s program for Computers in Libraries 2014 in Washington DC.  How can it not be fun with the theme, Hack the Library!  Although, I do think almost anything can be hacked (or transformed) — any organization, any process.  And not only do I think they can be hacked, I think they should be.  We need fresh ideas, re-engineered processes, new strategies, continuous innovation and creativity as we deal with an uncertain future no matter if we are a library, an information service, or just about anything else!

Great keynotes for Computers in Libraries 2014:

David Weinberger, Co-Director, Harvard Library Innovation Lab; Senior Research, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, & Author, Too Big to Know & Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, & Co-Author, Cluetrain Manifesto.  His topic: Hack Libraries: Platforms? Playgrounds? Prototypes?

Mary Lee Kennedy, Chief Library Officer, New York Public Library (formerly at Harvard Business School & Microsoft).  Her topic: Hacking Strategies for Library Innovation.

Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative & Author, Tactical Urbanism.  His topic: Hacking Library Spaces

Check out the exciting streams of sessions: Creative Spaces & Makerspaces; Hacking the Enterprise; Discovery, Navigation & Search; Transforming Web Presence; Internet @ Schools; Library Issues & Challenges; User Experience; Transformation, Change & People; Community Impact; Future Directions; Rethinking Our Approaches; Under the Hood; Digital Academy; Innovation & more!

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