Report: Coworking in Libraries and Other Ways these Civic Spaces are Evolving
From the Fifth Estate:
In Melbourne, the State Library is moving with the times and the changing needs of the local population. From start up spaces to podcasting equipment and more.
Anna Burkey, who will head up the StartSpace coworking space in the library when it opens in 2020, says coworking in a library makes sense because people are already using them as public workspaces – as many as 15 per cent of all visitors.
“We will be open 70 hours a week, as we are trying to bring in new types of entrepreneurs.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.