People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

METRO Meeting Recap

Yesterday, we attended the METRO annual meeting at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  The highlights of the meeting were the speeches by State Senator Oppenheimer, NYC’s first Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne and the American Library Association President-Elect Maureen Sullivan.

State Senator Oppenheimer, a vocal advocate for education and libraries, told a touching story of the role the library played as she strove to overcome dyslexia.

Rachel Sterne works with the City government in streamlining their communication and increasing transparency via it’s Road Map for the Digital City.

Maureen Sullivan discussed libraries in the larger information ecosystem and the potential challenges and opportunities.

All of the speakers emphasized the evolving and crucial role of libraries reminding us that the battle for the survival of libraries is even more critical.


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