The home base for the New York Public Library (NYPL) Labs is a strange mix of old and new. A bunch of modern cubicles hover incongruously amid the stately marble walls of what used to be a courtyard in the venerable Schwarzman Building, before the need for more space convinced the library to press it into service. It’s not a bad metaphor for what the labs do: turn the library’s substantial historical holdings into something new, useful, and a little bit quirky.
I (PC Sweeney) Interviewed my new deputy director who just happens to come from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Before going to Charlotte, he worked in San Mateo County Library as the manager of the library branch that I am now the manager of. He spent about 5 years in Charlotte so he knows all about [...]