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.

Collaborators

Friends and fellow travelers.

Zena Agha Summer Fellow
Neel Agrawal Summer Fellow
Karen Beck Manager, Historical & Special Collections
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Cyberspace explorer
Anna Bialas LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Zachary Bodnar Digitization Specialist
Tom Boone Faculty Services Librarian
Annie Cain Developer
June Casey Librarian for Open Access Initiatives & Scholarly Communication
Stephen Chapman Manager, Digital Strategies for Collections
Deborah Chase Digitization Specialist
Kyle K. Courtney Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, HL Office for Scholarly Communication
Emma Cushman Contributing developer
Claire DeMarco Research Librarian
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.
Lindsay Dumas former Digital Projects Archivist
Frances Duncan Contributing designer
Kate Edrington Digitization Specialist
Jake Effoduh Summer Fellow
Antonio Fernandes
Kerri Fleming Digital Projects Archivist
Sara Frug Summer Fellow
Sarah Glassmeyer Research Fellow
Jeff Goldenson Former LIL Designer
Hans Christian Gregerson LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Michael Jimenez
Dan Jones Digital Media Producer, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Rachel Karasick Summer Fellow
Jane Kelly Historical & Special Collections Assistant
Ilya Kreymer Summer Fellow
Doyung Lee 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 Summer Fellow
MetaLAB at Harvard Exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities
Miglena Minkova Summer Fellow
Loren Newman Intern
Alexander Nwala Summer Fellow
Margaret Peachy Curator of Digital Collections
Tim Riser LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Lori Schulsinger Collection Development Coordinator
Carli Spina Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian
Zach Tan LIL and Berkman Summer Intern
Shailin Thomas Affiliate, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Tiff Tseng Summer Fellow
Caroline Walters Collection Development Librarian for U.S. Law
Dano Williams Designer
Suzanne Wones former Executive Director, Harvard Law School Library
Yunhan Xu Contributing statistician
Jessica Yurkofsky