Opening General Session: Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:00 pm
Making Maker Libraries
Travis Good, Make Magazine
Saturday General Session: Saturday November 9, 2013, 9:00 am
The 4th Floor Project and Library Transformation
Nate Hill, Assistant Director, Chattanooga Public Library
Nate Hill is an Assistant Director at the Chattanooga Public Library, where he leads The 4th Floor project. The 4th Floor is a 14,000 square foot flexible community library space: some days it is a makerspace, others it is a coder dojo or hackerspace, and still others it serves as an event, production, and presentation space. Nate's talk will tell the story of the rapid development of this space, it will offer insight into teambuilding and organizational structures for creative library spaces, and it will present actionable ideas for implementing similar solutions in participants' own libraries.
In addition to his work in Chattanooga, Nate serves as a co-chair of the Digital Public Library of America's Marketing and Outreach Committee, and he's been recognized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as an American representative for the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) program. Nate was also named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal in 2012. If Nate isn't thinking about libraries, he's thinking about design, technology, nature, hiking, camping, or more importantly his fantastic wife, son, daughter, dog, and cat.
Closing General Session: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 10:30 am