|By David Weinberger||
|October 20, 2013 12:21 PM EDT||
On Friday I had the pleasure and honor of attending a symposium about libraries as part of the inaugural festivities welcoming Temple University’s new president, Neil Theobald.
The event, put together by Joe Lucia, the Dean of Temple U. Library, featured an amazing set of library folks. It was awesome to have some time to hang out with such an accomplished group of people who not only share values, but share values that are so core to our culture.
I liveblogged the talks, with my usual unreliable haphazardness and cavalier attitude toward accuracy and comprehension. Here are the links, in chronological order (which of course is the reverse of blogological order):
James Neal: 26 truths about libraries
Siobhan Reardon: Renewing Philadelphia’s public libraries
Nancy Kranich: Engaging the academic community
Rachel Frick: Innovation outward
Anne Kenney: Cornell’s hiphop collection
Bryn Geffert: Libraries as publishers
Charles Watkinson: Univ. press partnerships
Craig Dykers: Architecting libraries
I led off the session with a talk about why the networking of knowledge and ideas, especially in college communities, should encourage libraries to develop themselves as platforms in addition to being portals.