Innovation in Libraries: Marshall Shore Guest Lecture at LIS701

A couple of weeks ago, my LIS701: Introduction to libraries and Information Science class had an incredible treat. Marshall Shore, from the Maricopa County Library, was coming to Chicago and agreed to talk to my class about innovation and design thinking in libraries.

You may have read about him here.

Or listened to him here.

Or viewed him here.

Marshall talked about cool things the folks at his library have done with designing spaces and systems for users, including the Deweyless library. He also engaged the class with some ideas about taping into user wants, user behaviors and emerging trends. How can we design the best libraries to fit the needs of the community? The discussion was great and I hated for it to end.

We meet at Chicago Public Library and we’re a small group: only 8 students. So having Marshall stop by and share some of his thinking and stories was a perfect thing for this small but excited group. THANKS Marshall.