I’m thrilled to share my new appointment at NYU Libraries as director of the Library Lab and Special Projects, effective September 1, 2019. The Library Lab will be a curated series of pop-up spaces, events, workshops, trainings, projects, and initiatives aimed at preparing libraries and library staff for future unknowns. Part test-kitchen, part R&D lab, this is an experimental “skunkworks”-style operation whose design is to infuse our library culture with more creativity, innovation, and agility. The Lab will also contribute to greater initiatives in the larger library landscape that help spring the profession forward, bringing visibility and prominence to NYU Libraries as a future-forward model library.
I’m so grateful to Dean Austin Booth for this opportunity to build something new both for NYU and the entire library landscape!