OPENING KEYNOTE — Hacking Strategies for Library Innovation #CILDC 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM 4/8/2014

Program description:


Mary Lee Kennedy, Chief Library Officer, New York Public Library

In a world filled with turbulent change, are libraries keeping pace? Are they innovating and engaging their communities with all the opportunities available? Are they choosing the right focus and priorities? Hear from an innovative library practitioner with experience in special, academic, and public libraries and a reputation for hacking and creating new environments and experiences for community audiences. Get insights, ideas, tips. and challenges for hacking and transforming your library!


4 areas:
Blake Christianson – work that needs to be done.
1. Uniqueness
2. Be the change
3. Move on.
4. Encourage innovative culture
5. Have fun.

7.4 million users
Part of global community
Free for all to use. – Public Library
Life long exploration and learning.
What is a library? Books, archives,images, documents, places of learning, community ceter, “Delivery room for Ideas” – Thomas Jefferson., data, APIs, digital media
Target areas:
Today – access, reading, learning (ESL, tech, coding, 20000 after school kids,CUNY), creativity (theater arts library)
Future- move ahead to more aggressive role on above.
— Make knowledge accessible – social, requires conversation
NYPL Map Warper
Children’s books
NYPL Archives & Mauscripts

— turn Library inside out
Where should the library be going?
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Hackathons –
Zooniverse – transcription service to make science accessible

Schomburg Junior Scholars

— spark connections
Bit by bit collaboration – bitbybit –
Part of a network – nonprofits, local communities,cultural,schools, universite, business, government
ReadersFirst – easy to read ebooks in public libraries –vendors and libraries. First Guide to Libary E-book vendors. Ebook API
Broadband lending – mifi devices
MyLibraryNYC – working with schools. Creating teacher sets. Deliver to classroms and pick up. Share with the world?