IFLA 2016: Reaching for the Possible
It was halfway through my second day at the 2016 IFLA Conference that I realized how many times I had heard the word "possible." Presenters on a variety of topics evoked what is possible in their visions and examples of library futures, and mapped potential paths toward turning possibility into reality.
Possibility came up first when Shannon Crawford Barniskis outlined her four core principles for creating space for makerspaces in libraries in a session on participatory projects that connect collaborative communities. The first principle of exposure involves open shelves, clear bins for containing kits and materials, evidence of failed as... Read more