On Tuesday, I presented without slides during a sunrise session on innovation with Jill Hurst-Wahl and James King. Purposefully presenting without slides for the first time in probably 15 years (dating back to high school, yes), I very briefly spoke about Kansas libraries and the continued innovation that goes on there, because (at least from my perspective) the Kansas library community is open to sharing, collaborating, and working together on initiatives, because many libraries have limited staff, time, financial resources, and collections. This has allowed for a lot of innovation to happen in consortias, open source More >
I sat through the different presentations, at the same time recalling Jessamyn West’s Without A Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide book, as well as a presentation on digital inequality I had put together for a grad school class a couple of years ago. Not much had changed on the reasons for the digital divide that were in Jessamyn’s book and from information I did on More >
Wednesday morning of the conference, Michael Sauers, Patrick Sweeney and I took off for Capitol Hill to attend the Broadband of America meeting briefing, “America’s New National Pastime: The Innovative and Competitive Internet Marketplace” on Capitol Hill in one of the House Buildings.
Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Knowledge Manager
CJ Lynce, Tech Central Manager
Olivia Hoge, Lorain Branch Manager
Tech Central at the Cleveland Public Library is a downtown destination.
Downtown library had absolute chaos before tech central.
60 public computers in 2 buildings/9 locations and 2 sign-up stations = chaos
TechCentral was developed as a way to come out of this chaos.
Different use cases for each space — developed personas to understand users in different zones.
Providing a wide-range of tech in a shared More >
Michael Edson, Director, Web & New Media Strategy, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian
You can tell a lot about someone by what they choose to measure…and what they measure with.
Where the value is today in society, cultural institutions, etc.
Most of civic institutions instituted success in the mid 20th century. New physics of dreaming, global value creation, but we haven’t recrafted our dreams.
National Gallery of Art, -1% growth in attendance over last 33 years. How you feel about this depends on what you think your mission is and More >