ACRL/NY Annual Symposium: The Library as Knowledge Laboratory

June 13, 2013 | News

“The Library as Knowledge Laboratory”

On Friday, December 6, 2013, ACRL/NY will hold its annual symposium, “The Library as Knowledge Laboratory,” at Baruch College. 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.  


The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center,
Baruch College, CUNY
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)
New York, NY

Stay tuned for upcoming details and registration information!

For further information, contact 2013 Symposium Chair
Anice Mills,