Harvard Library: "How Space Makes Place: The Changing Nature of Libraries"


Friday, February 6, 2015, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Gund Hall, Graduate School of Design

JEFFREY SCHNAPP (MODERATOR), Faculty of Arts & Sciences / Graduate School of Design, metaLAB
NOAM DVIR, Graduate School of Design
HADEN GUEST, Harvard Film Archive
ERIC HOWELER, Graduate School of Design
DANIEL RAUCHWERGER, Graduate School of Design
SARAH THOMAS, Harvard Library / Faculty of Arts & Sciences

MetaLAB's documentary about the Harvard Library's offsite depository, Cold Storage, will premiere on campus at the inauguration of the exhibition Icons of Knowledge. Following the screenings, Prof. Jeffrey Schnapp will lead a roundtable discussion on the ways changing spaces reflect new library culture, and how user perceptions of libraries transform when the physical spaces are changed. 

Harvard Library Strategic Conversations are designed to inform the strategic direction of the Library and foster a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration among staff, faculty and others in the Library community. It aims to engage the Library Board and Faculty Advisory Council with issues that are facing libraries in general and the Harvard Library in particular in the emerging digital age. Harvard Library Strategic Conversations are funded through the generosity of The Bradley M. and Terrie F. Bloom Family Fund.