About the Lab

What does the Library Innovation Lab do?

We build things in libraries.

How can I get in touch with the Lab?

Follow us on Twitter or shoot us an email if you’re interested in any of our projects or sketches. All of our code is open source. Send a pull request on GitHub if you want to collaborate.

Contact us online:

Contact us in person:

The Library Innovation Lab
Langdell Hall
1545 Massachusetts Avenue Map
Cambridge, MA 02138

What’s our story?

We’re a dynamic group of thinkers and doers working to make libraries better by exploring the countless, dimly lit pathways that connect libraries to the larger world.

We focus our energy on a handful of large multi-year projects and a number of small projects we call sketches. Our large projects are ambitious undertakings that reflect our long-term mission and efforts. Sketches are experiments and provocations that are often driven by one or two folks in the Lab.

We’re stationed in the Harvard Law School Library and benefit greatly from the deep legal thinking and scholarship that surrounds us. We often approach library challenges using our law school library lens, but we work hard to make sure our local efforts have broad application. Libraries are universal.

Our group’s culture is freewheelin’ and open. We welcome new ideas and new collaborations. Let’s work together to make libraries better.

Who we are

The people at the Library Lab.

Summer Guests

Fellows, Interns, Tinkerers.

Collaborators

Friends and fellow travelers.

Zena Agha 2017 Summer Fellow
Neel Agrawal 2016 Summer Fellow
Kendra Albert former Research Associate
Samantha Bates former Research Associate
Matthew Battles Associate Director at metaLAB
Karen Beck Manager, Historical & Special Collections
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Cyberspace explorer
Anna Bialas 2017 LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Carrie Bly 2018 Summer Fellow
Zachary Bodnar Digitization Specialist
Tom Boone Faculty Services Librarian
John Bowers former Research Associate
Hannah Brinkmann 2018 Summer Fellow
Annie Cain Developer
June Casey Librarian for Open Access Initiatives & Scholarly Communication
Stephen Chapman Manager, Digital Strategies for Collections
Deborah Chase Digitization Specialist
Franny Corry 2018 Summer Fellow
Kyle K. Courtney Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, HL Office for Scholarly Communication
Emma Cushman Contributing developer
Julian DeGroot-Lutzner 2018 Summer Intern
Claire DeMarco Research Librarian
Paul Deschner Developer
Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America makes the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the world.
Alexandra Dolan-Mescal 2018 Summer Fellow
Kim Dulin former Library Innovation Lab Director
Lindsay Dumas former Digital Projects Archivist
Frances Duncan Contributing designer
Kate Edrington Digitization Specialist
Jay Edwards Research Fellow
Jake Effoduh 2017 Summer Fellow
Shira Feldman 2018 Summer Fellow
Antonio Fernandes
Kelly Fitzpatrick Research Associate
Kerri Fleming Digital Projects Archivist
Gerard Fowke 2018 Harvard Law School Library Intern
Sara Frug 2017 Summer Fellow
Sarah Glassmeyer 2017 Research Fellow
Jeff Goldenson Former LIL Designer
Kendra Greene 2018 Summer Fellow
Hans Christian Gregerson 2016 LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Casey Gruppioni Developer
Keith Hartwig FK Productions
Evelin Heidel 2018 Summer Fellow
Michael Jimenez
Brett Johnson Outreach and Support
Dan Jones Digital Media Producer, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Rachel Karasick 2017 Summer Fellow
Jane Kelly Historical & Special Collections Assistant
Alisa Kolot Sound artist, musician
Ilya Kreymer 2016 Summer Fellow
Caitlin Laughlin Perma Admin
Doyung Lee 2017 LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Erica Leeman former Digitization Specialist
Greg Leppert Developer
Dustin Lewis former Project Manager (FTL, H2O) and now Senior Researcher at Harvard Law School's PILAC
Andrew MacTaggart Senior Digitization Specialist
Emily Magagnosc Digitization Specialist
Kate Mays LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Timothy McAllister Reference Librarian, Perma.cc
Muira McCammon 2016 Summer Fellow
MetaLAB at Harvard Exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities
Miglena Minkova 2017 Summer Fellow
Loren Newman Intern
Alexander Nwala 2016 Summer Fellow
Margaret Peachy Curator of Digital Collections
Michelle Quin 2018 Summer Intern
Tim Riser 2016 LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Lori Schulsinger Collection Development Coordinator
Satvik Shukla 2018 Summer Intern
Carli Spina Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian
Sam Stites Machine Learning Engineer at Sentenai
Zach Tan 2017 LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Shailin Thomas Affiliate, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Tiff Tseng 2016 Summer Fellow
Tessa Walsh 2018 Summer Fellow
Caroline Walters Collection Development Librarian for U.S. Law
Jordi Weinstock Research Fellow
Jessamyn West Research Fellow
Reid Whitaker 2017 Summer Fellow
Suzanne Wones former Executive Director, Harvard Law School Library
Yunhan Xu Contributing statistician
Jessica Yurkofsky Creative Technologist at metaLAB